The top scorer in the just concluded season of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Godiwn Obaje is already dreaming big ahead of Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying match away to Zambia.
Obaje who scored a princely 18 goals to help his club Wikki Tourists qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup was handed a late call-up to the Super Eagles camp after injury knocked out the duo of Victor Moses and Isaac Success.
Speaking with Naijafootballplus.com Obaje said the Eagles are seeking a winning start in Ndola this Sunday.
“Honestly, I am excited for the invitation. I grew up dreaming of representing my country and also to play for the Super
Eagles. I appreciate the coach for this wonderful opportunity to be part of the
biggest National team in Africa.
“All I have learnt this season, is that hard work pays, consistency will surely yield good fruits. My invitation was celebrated for the fact that I was the NPFL top goal scorer, and now I have a fresh challenge to paint Ndola with goals.
“We have a lot of respect for Zambia as the host and they have assembled a
decent team. However, I don’t think they can equal the talents and qualities in our team. It is a great privilege to work with the foreign based-players, in quick time I have learnt much from them.
“It is obvious I will leave this camp as a better player, I have to prove my invitation.
The clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo (who both fought out a memorable Africa Cup of Nations final in Tunis in 1994 that the Eagles edged 2-1) will start at 2.30pm Zambia time (1.30pm Nigeria) on Sunday.