Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Abdullahi Shehu has disclosed that fervent prayers from his teeming fans helped him recover fast from an injury that stopped him from being part of the Super Eagles’ squad that beat Seychelles last month.
Speaking against the backdrop of his recall to the Eagles, ahead of next weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, Shehu said he is happy for all the prayers that were said on his behalf to aid his recovery.
The former Sokoto United, Kano Pillars and Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus defender also sent words of appreciation to his colleagues in the Eagles for keeping in touch with him and to the coach, Gernot Rohr for including him in his latest list of invitees.
Footballlive.ng reports further that the fair-skinned former defensive midfielder, who has played 27 times with the Eagles, is now aiming at top form in training, to win a shirt against Libya in Uyo on October 13 and in the reverse fixture billed for Sfax, Tunisia on October 16.
After missing the team’s first match after the World Cup, in which he played all three matches, Shehu took to social media to reveal how excited he is to get an invitation once again from Rohr.
Shehu wrote: “Excited to back in the national team, the focus now is the double-header games against Libya.
“I appreciate the manager, my teammates and backroom staff for the love. Thank you all for the prayers during the injury period.”