Abuja - Reading FC midfielder, Hope Akpan, could not contain his excitement after making his international debut for Nigeria in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match, SuperSport reports.
Akpan, 23, played all 90 minutes in Nigeria's 3-1 win over Sudan on Wednesday and expressed delight at realising "a small dream."
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"(I am) Delighted is an understatement. I have realised a small dream today making my international debut for @NGSuperEagles (the Super Eagles)," English-born Akpan stated via Twitter immediately after Wednesday's match.
But the Reading FC man stated that he has Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel for helping him settle in with the African champions.
He went on to describe Mikel as a "true professional."
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