Heartland midfielder Julius Ubido has expressed delight over his invitation to camp ahead of CHAN 2016 billed for Rwanda.
The invitation according to him is another God sent opportunity for him to prove himself on one hand and contribute to the good of the national team and the country.
He vowed to put in his all to ensure that target set by Coach Sunday Oliseh is achieved, predicting that Nigeria is not just going to Rwanda to make the number but to reclaim her position as a team to beat in Africa.
“I see my invitation as an act of God and I am grateful to the technical crew for giving the opportunity,” he revealed. I will by the grace of God give my all so that we can achieve set target.
“Nigeria is not going to Rwanda to make up the numbers. I am optimistic we will rise to the occasion and put Nigeria back to where she belongs as number one in Africa.”
Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh Monday released the list of 26 players invited to camp ahead of the CHAN battle of wits which runs from January 16 to February 7 in three Rwandan cities of Kigali, Butare and Gisenye.
Two stadia Amahoro and Stade Régional Nyamirambo with combined capacity of 52,000 will be hosting some of the teams in Kigali while the two remaining venues of Stade Huye and Umuganda Stadium are located in Butare and Gisenye with a capacity of 20,000 and 5,000 respectively.
Nigeria will be competing in Group C where she will battle Tunisia, Niger and Guinea. Eagles will open their campaign against Niger at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali January 18.