Vitória Guimarães SC Midfielder Mikel Agu will return to the Super Eagles after almost a year since he last made an appearance for the team.
Agu, 26, earned a recall for this Month’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
In a chat with www.brila.net, the former FC Porto player said he was overjoyed and couldn’t eat after he got the news of his call up.
“I’ve been very happy, I have could not eat. It is a good thing that the goal came on the day I was recalled to the Eagles after a Year,” Agu said.
“Coincidentally, the last time I played for Nigeria was in November and My Wife’s birth month is also November.”
So far this season, Agu has made six league appearances and scored his first goal in midweek in the 5-0 win over Belenenses.
The player admits he has worked hard this season in anticipation of a recall to the national team.
“The dream of every African Player based abroad is to play for the national team. It doesn’t happen often so we tend to appreciate it a lot.
“I have always put in the work and told myself, one day the Coach will notice me again and I will get my chance.”