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Chikatara moves on after Super Eagles drop

23 March 2016, 12:33Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Striker Chisom Chikatara has put behind him the feeling of being dropped by interim coach Samson Siasia from the Super Eagles team that will face Egypt in a two-legged AFCON 2017 qualifier.

The first leg will be played on Friday in Kaduna, while the return leg will hold on Tuesday in Alexandria.

Speaking to Abia Warriors website, Chikatara and teammate Austin Obaroakpo said they had no hard feelings about the decision of the national team handlers to drop them and wished the Super Eagles well in the double header.

According to Chikatara, who certified himself 100 per cent fit, the players who were chosen by Coach Siasia are good enough to handle Egypt in both qualifiers, adding that he would continue to work hard in order to get future call-ups.

“All of us cannot play for Nigeria at the same time, so I will wait for another opportunity to play for my fatherland” Chikatara, who has been acquired by Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca, said.

He disclosed that all his attention is now focused on helping Abia Warriors achieve success in the domestic League beginning with the week eight mid-week clash against Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in Umuahia.

Also read: CAF names CHAN 11 without Super Eagles’ Chikatara

Obaroakpo, on his own, said in as much as he was physically, mentally and psychologically ready for the Egypt match, he has no hard feelings for being drooped, adding that it is the dream of every player to don the Country’s National Team colours.

He believed the door is not closed for him in the Super Eagles and thanked the organizers for the invitation extended to him in the first place.

The Abia Warriors Captain also said his attention is now focused on how to help his beloved Club grab the league diadem or at least pick a continental ticket at the end of the season.

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