AFCON 2019: I never expected the call up – Theophilus Afelokahi


The goal keeper of Enyimba Fc of Aba ,who was the toast of all fans during the just concluded season and as well the the CAF confederation Cup.


Speaking to is the shot stopper formerly known as Number one of Enyimba Fc of Aba on his thoughts about the call up to the national team.

I never expected an invitation to the national team knowing the list have already been made.

Honestly i did not see a call up coming this soon, I was already preparing for the next season which is about to commence in few weeks time.

I thank God, it finally came as expected of every professional, to be factual I have longed to play in the national team but i saw the call up wasn’t coming my way , weighing my impressive performances in team i did have high hopes of a call up.

I will continue to do what i know how to do best , and always remain focused and consistent in the field of play.

As a professional, I knew one day that the invitation will finally came through for me.

I want to use this medium to thank the technical crew for inviting me back to the national team after my previous invite in 2015 almost a similar time when we played against Uganda in Uyo.

I was invited then along side Vincent Enyeama and Daniel Akpeyi in the goal keeping department of the national team.

And ever since then I have not being called up and just partially three years later I got a call up back to the national team.

I will utilize this privileged opportunity to give my very best in camp.


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