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I never expected Super Eagles call-up, says Dele Ajiboye

11:52 IST 31/08/2017
Dele Ajiboye - Warri Wolves
The ex-youth international has been invited as replacement for injured Daniel Akpeyi and he is hoping to prove himself against Cameroon

Former Nigeria youth international Dele Ajiboye has expressed shock over his late call-up to the senior national team for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

The Plateau United goalkeeper was handed a late invitation to replace injured Daniel Akpeyi, who was ruled out of the doubleheader on Wednesday.

Having finally secured a Super Eagles call-up, Ajiboye is hopeful of making the best of it and he is confident helping the country overcome the Indomitable Lions.

"I'm very excited with my call-up. It is really a dream come true for me," Ajiboye told Goal.

"It is coming at a time I never expected. I really have patiently worked hard for it. And since it didn't come after our CHAN qualifier, I don't even expect it anymore.

"I'm very grateful to the coaches for the opportunity and I promise to make the very best of it bring my experience to beat.

"For the team, my immediate target is to help the country beat Cameroon. I believe it is possible."