From Sam Ade, Abuja: Super Eagles and Inter Milan attacking midfielder, Joel Obi is excited by the rising profile of the Super Eagles, saying he would be looking forward to joining the team in subsequent 2014 World Cup qualifying matches.
“I will confess to you that I am a proud Nigerian here in Italy for what the Eagles have done so far most especially by winning the Afcon 2013 in South Africa. The Eagles have really done well and I am very
happy about it.
“I am a proud man here and I watched the Confederation Cup on with pride and happiness with the way the team played their three matches against very strong team like Spain and Uruguay”, Obi said from his base in Italy.
The player who is now recovering from injury said he will be delighted to join the team soon ahead of the qualifying the match against Malawi.
His words, “Firstly I want to thank God Almighty for helping me to see through the process of my recovery from the injury that has stopped me from playing for my club and country for some time now.
“I want to tell you especially that I will be re-joining my teammates for full training sessions in July 10. So that means I will be back fully on that day and I am really happy about this.
“It is not easy to pass through the process of recovery from injury but as a professional football player that is one of the things we must pass through. But the joy of rejoining my teammates in Inter really makes me happy.
“I should be ready for the next Eagles match if I continue to improve in my fitness level. Like I said I will be back in Inter for preparations for the next season. So let us see how it goes from there, but I sincerely wish and hope to play for the Eagles in the next World Cup qualifying match”, Obi said.