Emem Eduok Eyes Super Eagles Return (AUDIO)

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.

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“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).