By Johnny Edward:
Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah believes his move to the Weser Stadium has earned him a call-up to the senior national team two years after being overlooked by former national team handlers, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ujah who capped his man of the match performance with a goal against Hertha Berlin last weekend further opines that the fact that coach Sunday Oliseh pays extra attention to the Bundesliga having featured for eight years in the league, also facilitated his invitation for the match against Tanzania.
Oliseh featured for Cologne from 1995 to 1997 and also starred for Borussia Dortmund from 2000–2004 where he won the Bundesliga title in his debut season.
“As a former Bundesliga player, he definitely pays extra attention to this league, but the Bundesliga is one of the biggest in the world and attracts a great deal of attention anyway. For me as a player in Germany, it’s obviously an advantage,” claims Ujah on his club’s website.
“It’s a huge honour for me to be chosen to play for my home country again as a reward for my hard work and good pre-season with Werder.
“It shows me, that my switch to Werder was the right move, and was important for me,” Ujah added.
Ujah is expected to join up with the Super Eagles squad on Monday after Weder Bremen’s Sunday’s afternoon match against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Recall that the Nigeria international finished above Assani Lukimya and Philipp Bargfrede, who drew the second and third respectively in the polls for the Volkswagen man of the match against Hertha BSC.