Femi Thomas: My time with the national team will surely come

The former Nigeria u-23 goalkeeper believes he is not in a haste to become Super Eagles most reliable shot stopper

Enyimba goalkeeper Femi Thomas has revealed that he is not in any way disappointed not making the Super Eagles team that were recently crown Africa Champions. Thomas was in the long list of Nigeria Premier League players that were called to camp by trainer Stephen Keshi before being dropped.

Speaking from his base in Aba, the Canada 2007 World Youth Championship shot stopper told Goal.com that representing Nigeria at the senior national team level is no easy task.

“Playing for Nigeria is not a family business. I have had my fair share on wearing the green and white colours at various levels. I am not in any way sad for not making the cut to South Africa," said the former U-23 keeper.

“Those that represented Nigeria were the best the nation could offer and they made us very proud. Despite not collecting a winners’ medal, I still feel very proud being a Nigerian and as a matter of fact, the victory is for us. ” he said.

On his plans to become the Super Eagles goalkeeper in the near future, he added: “I will wait for my time. I am not in haste. I respect anyone called upon to stand in between the goal post, but I can assure you, when I get another chance, I will grab it will both hands because every player needs opportunities to excel.”

The former Ocean Boys and Akwa United skipper who recently joined Enyimba said his target now is to help the Aba Elephants emerge victorious in this season’s Nigeria Premier Football League campaign.