Shehu rel­ishes Su­per Ea­gles ex­pe­ri­ence

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua @Ngob­ua­david By Mansur Abubakar @mansur_112

Pres­i­dent of As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers of Nige­ria (APFON), Dahiru Sadi says his or­gan­i­sa­tion has fully en­dorsed the code of con­duct for play­ers and of­fi­cials of the var­i­ous na­tional football teams of the coun­try, which For­mer Kano Pil­lars midfielder, Shehu Ab­dul­lahi is ex­cited af­ter fea­tur­ing for the se­nior na­tional team in the two in­ter­na­tional friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon in Bel­gium.

The Su­per Ea­gles lost 0-2 against DR Congo but ral­lied back to whip In­domitable Lions of Cameroon 3-0, and Ab­dul­lahi saw ac­tion in the two matches.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust from his base in Por­tu­gal where he plays for Uniao da Madeira in the Por­tuguese league, Ab­dul­lahi said it was dream come true for him.

He said the ap­pear­ances for the Su­per Ea­gles would def­i­nitely shore up his pro­file in his club as he said na­tional team play­ers are usu­ally rated highly in their clubs.

Ab­dul­lahi, who lauded Oliseh’s tac­tics, also said if given more time, the gaffer would pro­duce a team that will bring back Nige­ria’s glo­ri­ous mo­ments.

“I am happy that I was given the chance to play in the two in­ter­na­tional matches. Although we lost one, we were able to come back and re­store na­tional pride against Cameroon.

“For me as an in­di­vid­ual, it was a ma­jor break­through for me. Af­ter play­ing for the Na­tional U20 team and the Home-based Ea­gles, I wished to play for the se­nior team. God in his in­fi­nite mercy has granted my heart de­sire.

“I am back to my base in Por­tu­gal and surly my rat­ing in my club is go­ing to rise. When you are a na­tional team player, you en­joy more at­ten­tion,” he said.

Although Ab­dul­lahi was part of the Su­per Ea­gles squad that played Mexico in a friendly in the USA, he was an un­used sub­sti­tute.

There­fore Nige­ria ver­sus DR Congo game was ac­tu­ally his de­but for the se­nior na­tional tea

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