By Johnny Edward:
Enugu Rangers midfielder Osas Okoro has told Completesportsnigeria.com that his recall to the home-based national team is a proof that one gets rewarded for good showing under new coach, Sunday Oliseh.
Okoro who posted a stellar performance for Rangers at the weekend as they defeated Kwara United 2-1, is one of the 19 home-based players called up for for next month’s African Nations Championship final qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt.
The former junior international who made his debut for the Super Eagles coming on as a second half substitute in an international friendly against Sierra Leone in 2001, is excited to be back in the Eagles fold after four years of being overlooked.
"I'm very happy," Okoro said of his recall.
The ex Heartland star, Completesportsnigeria.com gathered, was applauded for his man-of-the-match performance by Super Eagles assistant coach Jean Francois Losciuto who was in the stands to watch the encounter at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium on Sunday.
The 25 year old however hopes to justify his surprise recall.
"I don't want to talk, but I'm eager to prove I deserve a place in the squad," Okoro told Completesportsnigeria.com.
He will report to the home-based Super Eagles camp in Port Harcourt on Monday, 4 October, ahead of the first leg clash with the Etalons at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday, 18 October.
The return leg comes up in Ouagadougou on Sunday, 25 October.