Obafemi Martins, returnee Super Eagles striker was disappointed not to have scored against Venezuela on Wednesday.
But he is planning to score against the Super Eagles’ future opponents especially at the 2013 Nations Cup tournament if he is chosen to be in the squad for South Africa.
And the newly recruited Levante of Spain striker has been assured of a second bite at securing a place amongst the final 23 players that will be chosen by Stephen Keshi.
Martins said after the game that he wanted to score on the night but the goals simply did not come. “But I will be back and better when we return to camp, I know what I can do and I’m sure the coach will give me the opportunity to prove myself.”
Martins was not alone in seeking another opportunity to show his qualities as Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi, who scored in his second appearance for the team is dreaming of making it to South Africa.
“I am happy at the manner the coach has been given me opportunity and I can assure Nigerians that I will be part of the team that will bring the Nations Cup to the country next year,” the former national U-17 player said.
The final camping phase for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup has been tentatively fixed for December 17, and the camp will open in Abuja.
Keshi disclosed that the camp will open with home-based players, while their foreign based counterparts are expected to join up with the squad in Faro, Portugal between January 3 and 4, 2013.
“We need to work together for at least two weeks and after that we should have a strong squad that can challenge any team in the world.
“That is why we want everybody in camp by January 4th at the latest.”
Keshi is staying back in the US for a holiday with his family but will return to Nigeria by the second week of December.