The 27-year-old Nigerian has been included in the Indonesia squad for the upcoming match against Saudi Arabia
The Arema Indonesia striker obtained his Indonesian passport in 2011 but a call-up to the national team was not in the cards then due to the dualism that plagued the country’s FA and league.
But all that is history now and Nwokolo is included in the provisional list for the match against the Middle Eastern team, even though his availability was in doubt earlier due to an injury.
Speaking to Goal.com Indonesia ahead of their clash at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium, Nwokolo explained that there was a vibe of positivity in the training camp which began a week ago.
“The atmosphere is better than a week ago; the presence of coach Rahmad Darmawan is positive as he is a figure who better understands the players and his approach is accepted by all players,” he said.
“I am at ease training with the national team. Understanding does need time but I am able to get close to all the players. I feel happy to be part of the national team but everything lies on the coach. I do not know which player I am good at partnering upfront but I am always ready to play alongside any striker.”
Rahmad was re-appointed as the national team coach alongside former Geylang United player Jacksen Tiago after Agentianian Luis Manuel Blanco was assigned to the technical director post by the National Team Body (BTN).