Victor Obinna open to Super Eagles return

The 30-year-old last featured for Nigeria in 2014 and he is not ruling out a comeback to the fold

Victor Obinna has said he is open to a return to the Nigeria national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Last month, Gernot Rohr’s side secured their place in the global football showpiece, and ended their qualifying campaign unbeaten.

Obinna who helped the Super Eagles to a bronze medal at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations has been capped 44 times.

Though satisfied with his contribution, the forward is optimistic that if he churn out quality displays for Cape Town City, he could get a recall to the fold.

“It wouldn’t be a bad idea [to return to the Super Eagles],” Obinna told Kickoff.

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“But on a personal front, I think I’ve done everything I could do for my country. Obviously, yes, it depends on my performances as well, and if I get an opportunity from now until the end of the season to go back and play for my country, it’s a plus.

“But my priority is totally focused on Cape Town City, to be able to achieve the objectives the team has set for itself.

“The league here is not bad. We have two or three players from the league here that are currently playing with the national team and hopefully, if I get a chance [with Nigeria], it’ll be a big plus for me.”