Nigerian defender Ifeanyi Anaemena says he is disappointed to be left out of the Super Eagles 24 man squad for the upcoming 2021 African Cup of Nations against Sierra Leone later this month, but wish Nigeria all the best.
Anaemena earned his first senior call up into the Super Eagles sqaudfor the game against Benin Republic and Lesotho back in November 2019.
The experience defender was drafted into the squad as areplacement for injured Brian Idowu, but was on the bench in both matches.
However, the defender was excluded from the team that will take on Sierra Leone in double header afcon qualifiers later , leaving only Ikechukwu Ezenwa as the only home based players in the squad.
In a chat with brila.net, Anaemena said he’s disappointed not to have made the sqaud, but insisted that the players invited merited their place in the team and wish squad all the best in both matches.
“Of course I’m disappointed not to have made the team, because every player want to represent their country“.
“But the most important thing is for Nigeria to these match and also qualifiers for AFCON” he told brila.net.
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