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Efe Ambrose backs Rabiu to shine for Eagles

05 June 2015, 13:21

Lagos - Out of favour Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose has backed his former teammate at Glasgow Celtic Rabiu Ibrahim, to make a good impression if he gets to make his Super Eagles debut against Chad in next weekend’s 2017 Africa cup of nation’s qualifier.

Rabiu's fine form for AS Trencin, the league and cup winners in Slovakia, lead to his invitation to the Super Eagles, 8 years after he burst into the scene with the Nigeria all conquering Under-17 team of 2007.

Also read: Efe Ambrose’s Celtic closing in on Scottish title

"I have always wondered why and what has kept him out of the limelight, although his club form wasn't the best until now, his abilities have never been in doubt, Nigerians will see the new Okocha in full flight if he gets to play against Chad." He told News24.

"Only a few players in the world can do what Rabiu does with the ball, as a matter of fact I once told my teammate that he is the best dribbler in the world and also his passing is second to none, I nicknamed it half goal".

Ambrose who was snubbed by National team handlers for the Chad clash that will be played in his state of birth Kaduna, said he has no bad feelings over his omission and will be at the team hotel to meet up with his teammates when they arrived in Kaduna and he will also cheer them on at the stadium during the game.

-Soccer Laduma

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