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Arokoyo eyes Eagles recall

29 July 2015, 07:50

Abuja - Gazientepspor defender Gbenga Arokoyo is hoping to get a recall to the Super Eagles now that Sunday Oliseh is in charge, he has told News24.

The 22-year old was invited to the Super Eagles during Stephen Keshi's early days - then as a home based player - he was subsequently overlooked after sealing a move abroad - initially to Mjallby in Sweden - despite being one of Nigeria's best performers in Europe.

But ahead of Sunday Oliseh's announcing his first Super Eagles squad, Arokoyo says he hopes he is extended an invitation.

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"I hope I get the call," he told News24. "I hope it happens and I will be very pleased. It will be a great opportunity to get to play for my country again so I hope I'm invited and I will be ready," he said.

The former Kwara United central defender played for the Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles in 2011 and was one of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi's first invites to the team, before completing a move to Swedish side, Mjallby.

Arokoyo was a constant fixture for Gazientepspor last season despite only joining just before the start of the Turkish season and he says he hopes for improved performances this term.

"I'm hoping I do better for my club this season," he said.

"I have trained hard and at this moment I'm just looking at the bigger picture and hoping for a better season," he added.

- News24


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