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The tricky winger was surprised that he was given the job to play behind Emmanuel Emenike against Malawi

When the team sheet for the Super Eagles match against Malawi was released on September 7, Brescia forward Nnamdi Oduamadi was named in the No.10 (playmaker) role.

In the first half, Oduamadi seemed all at sea as he tried to get to grips with the movements that were expected of him in that position.

Goal spoke to the AC Milan loanee on how he was able to cope with the demands of the position.

“Apart from the surprise, it was not too challenging after the role was explained to me by the coaches,” Oduamadi told Goal.

“Though I didn’t see much of the ball in the first half, I just enjoyed being part of the 11 that started the game after all the delays I faced in getting to Calabar.”

Oduamadi’s flight from Lagos to Calabar was diverted to Port Harcourt because of bad weather and he had to get to Calabar on Thursday by road.

Oduamadi said: “It was my first time playing in that role for the Super Eagles and I was eager not to make any mistake.”

“We know our potential opponents and we are not scared of them, but we will do all it takes to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” he said.