MFM youngster Joshua Akpudje is excited to have made the final cut of Nigeria U-23 Nation team that will do battle with Libya in Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier in Tunisia on Wednesday.
Akpudje has been in exciting form for the Olukoya Boys who are topping the Nigeria Professional Football League Group A log and it wasn’t surprising that the National U-23 team handlers led by Coach Imama Amapakabo showed faith in him.
“I am very excited for this call up to the Under 23 national team. I want to say a big thank you to the national team head coach, coach Imama and my coach at MFM FC Fidelis Ilechukwu for believing in me and I believe we will come out in flying colours against Libya”. Akpudje said.
“I will keep on putting in my best to develop and the national team is an avenue for me as a young player to showcase my talent to the world and I believe by the special grace of God with hardwork everything will work out well for the team”.
The first leg of the game will be played at the Bengerdan Stadium in Tunisia because of the political unrest in Libya, While Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba is expected to host the return leg.