Enyimba International of Aba striker, Mfon Udoh has expressed gratitude over his invitation to the Super Eagles’ squad that will play away to Liberia on Tuesday in an international friendly match.
Although many observers and critics see the call-up as an afterthought occasioned by constraints of players available for the match in Monrovia, Udoh said he is thankful to be considered for an invitation.
While acknowledging that the invitation came to him as a surprise, since he only recently returned from a long-term injury, Udoh said he is happy with the opportunity to once again play for Nigeria.
The 2016 CAF Champions League highest goal scorer with nine goals and record holder of highest number scored in a single season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) said he will now aim to get a better run with the Eagles.
The former Akwa United of Uyo star, who is also the first player to score over 35 goals in two consecutive seasons in the Nigerian league, recounted that he was also hit by injury the last time he was in the national camp, but hopes for a better outing this time out.
Udoh said: “It was something I never anticipated would come my way this quick after my first call-up to camp, when I had to be dropped because of injury while in camp.
“I am delighted to be called once again to serve my dear country. I am thankful to God for another opportunity given to me to play in the senior national team.”