Kwambe not upset despite being dropped from Nigeria's World Cup squad

The Super Eagles defender said he has taken his Brazil World Cup no show in good faith, insisting he will do all it takes to get back into the national team
Shina Oludare

Nigeria international Solomon Kwambe has revealed he is not disheartened for not making the 23-man squad to the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

The Sunshine Stars player who last represented the country at the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) held in South Africa disclosed to Goal that he will work very hard to get a chance to play at Russia 2018.

“I’m not in any way disappointed missing out of the Fifa World Cup because it has been destined by God and I take it in good faith,” Kwambe told Goal.

“If it was my time to play at the World Cup, I would have been there but it is not yet my time and I’m still young. So, all I need to do is to work hard so as to have another opportunity.

“The surest bet to get back to the team is by hard work and nothing else. The first time I heard my name mentioned as one of Super Eagles invitees, it was a surprise because I never expected it.  All now boils down to my determination and attitude to get a chance to play for the country again,” added the 10 times capped national team player.

While the NPFL resumed last weekend, the 20-year-old watched from the bleachers as Sunshine defeated Nembe City 1-0.

When asked about his plan to take his career to Europe, he said he would move at the right time while insisting he is still a player of the Akure team.

“I am still a Sunshine Stars player. It was just unfortunate that I was not in the game [against Nembe City] because I’m just recovering from injury. That was why I watched the match from the stands.

"My agent is working out something which I think will materialize anytime from now and hopefully before the end of the season,” he concluded.