Hibs’ Efe Ambrose eyes Super Eagles’ recall

Hibs’ Efe Ambrose eyes Super Eagles’ recall

Efe Ambrose believes earning a recall to the Nigeria squad for this summer’s World Cup final would be the pinnacle of his career.

Ambrose has been in sparkling form for the capital club as they chase European qualification in their first top-flight campaign since 2014, most recently being named in the SPFL’s team of the week for his performance against Aberdeen last Saturday.

The consistency of the 29-year-old has sparked talk of a call-up for Nigeria under head coach Gernot Rohr, who takes his side to Barnet’s The Hive stadium in London for a friendly against Serbia next month as they step up preparations for Russia 2018.

Ambrose has not featured for the national side since playing against Egypt almost two years ago but boasts 51 caps and an Africa Cup of Nations winners’ medal.

He represented Nigeria at the last World Cup and insists he still has plenty to offer on the biggest stage of all.

“Coming back into the National team would be a great achievement and feeling for me,” he said.

“To play for my country, to pull on that green-and-white shirt again would be my dream.

“My country gave me the platform to get to where I am today so representing them again would be the best thing that could happen to me in my football career.

I think there is more I can give and more I can achieve. I will never say never.

“I have achieved so many aspirations with my national team, the Olympics, the under-20s, the Confederations Cup, winning the Nations Cup and playing in the World Cup.

I have a lot of good experience with the national team.

“So for me, I just want to keep my form going and make sure I am in good shape, that is the most important thing.

From there it is up to the gaffer to select me in the squad.

Culled from: Scotsman

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