Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker Chikeluba Ofoedu has beckoned on Nigerian head coach Genort Rohr to give him a chance to prove his credentials and quality in the National team.
The Nigerian attacker has impressed in Europe since his departure in the 2011/2012 season after impressing in the Nigeria Premier League.
At 19yr the forward joined Rangers international where he netted 12 times to become the club’s top scorer.
Ofoedu since then left the Nigeria league to join Turkish side Trabzon. Since he arrived in Europe in 2012, he has gone to feature for other first division sides, Karşıyaka, Samsunspor and Eskişehirspor till July, 2017 scoring double figures for each before the big move to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
“I enjoyed my time in Turkey as I was loved by fans of all the teams I played for” He said. “I needed a new challenge and so I did not hesitate to jump at the opportunity to join Maccabi” he added.
The energetic attacker netted his seventh goal for the run-away Ligat HaAl (The Super League) leaders, Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 on the road to Hapoel Tel Aviv in the anticipated derby.
“My focus now is to play for the Super Eagles as I feel I am ripe for it and my teammates have been asking me why i am not in my Country’s National team” the 26 year old posited. “I know how difficult it is to break into the Super Eagles due to the numerous established and emerging talents at the disposal of the Manager but I think I can bring something to the team’s attack.” Chico as he is fondly called concluded.
The forward will be hoping to get feature for Nigeria when the Super Eagle will play Seychelles in a dead rubber last AFCON qualifier and four days later host Egypt in an international friendly.