Coach Stephen Keshi has said that former U-23 winger, Nnamdi Oduamadi will be given another chance to make a name with the Super Eagles.
Keshi said on a programme on SuperSport on Monday that the victorious Super Eagles missed the ‘craftiness’ of the winger that is aptly nicknamed ‘Robinho’ by his mates that he grew up with in Festac.
While Keshi was talking about needing more quality players to join up with the national team as they prepare for the World Cup qualifiers start in March.
“I am ready to stake a claim to a shirt in the Super Eagles as the World Cup qualifiers kicks off in March against Kenya,” Oduamadi told Goal.com.
“I am happy that he [Keshi] has this kind of confidence in my abilities and I am prepared to repay the faith he has in me when I make my return.
Oduamadi picked up a debilitating call during preparations for the game against Namibia and had to have an operation.
“I was terribly sad about the injury but was gladdened that Coach Keshi never stopped calling me.
“That is what is needed because he has treated me like a son – he never stopped asking about my progress,” the Varese winger added.
Oduamadi has played six times for his Serie B side and has scored one goal.
“I want to keep on playing and scoring so that the coach will know that I am fit to return and help the Eagles qualify for the World Cup in 2014.
“Not been a part of the Afcon and the team winning is what is spurring me on now because I know that the Super Eagles will win more laurels with Coach Keshi in charge of the team.
"I am itching to claim a shirt and play my part,” Oduamadi concluded.