SAMMY Ameobi is looking for him and Shola Ameobi to be brothers in arms again – for Nigeria.
The Ameobis played together at Newcastle United up to Shola’s summer departure.
And the younger Ameobi would love to link up again with his elder sibling on the international stage.
Ameobi Snr went to the summer’s World Cup with Nigeria, who have reinstated coach Stephen Keshi for the final two African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa later this month.
The Super Eagles are three points adrift of the two qualifying spots for January’s tournament in Morocco.
Ameobi – who has played his part in United’s mini-revival after coming in from the cold on Tyneside – is hoping to follow in his brother’s footsteps.
Shola, like Sammy, represented England at Under-21 level, but he switched alleigence late in his career.
However, the Newcastle-born player – who hopes to keep his place for Sunday’s game against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns – knows he must maintain his form club level if he is to get international recognition.
“I’m looking to get involved in the national team,” Ameobi told the Gazette. “Hopefully, I can do that. I’d just like to play alongside Shola again.
“I’m looking forward to that, but the most important thing is playing here for Newcastle.
“If I get an opportunity, I need to take it. If Nigeria happens, it’s a bonus.”
However, Shola – who joined Turkish club Gaziantep as a free agent in August after a 14-year first-team career at Newcastle – has not featured for Nigeria since the World Cup.