Fringe Super Eagles forward Emem Eduok says he is working hard and remains hopeful of launching come back to the team.
Since a solitary cap for the Super Eagles as a 69th-minute substitute against Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the former Dolphins (now Rivers United) dangerman, who famously scored an NPFL record six goals in a match against Nembe City in 2014, has constantly been overlooked by national team handlers.
But in a recent interview, the former Esperance forward expressed his desire to return to the team, while praising the progress of the 3-times African champions under Gernot Rohr.
“Every player’s dream is to play for the national team,” he said. “I have been working hard hoping to come back soon.
“There are good players in the current team. They have been representing us well, putting their best foot forward, and winning games. They are a good team.”
On 7 November 2014, the former Flying Eagles star scored the first official goal at the Godswill AKpabio International Stadium in Uyo, as Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles beat Ghana U-23 1-0 in a friendly match.
The 26-year-old also scored an impressive 20 goals for Dolphins in the 2014 season to finish as the NPFL second topscorer behind Mfon Udoh (23).