Shehu relishes Super Eagles experience
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