Sunday Mar 20, 2016. 14:49
Fenando Adi has said will credit MLS champions Portland Timbers for his first-ever Nigeria call-up.
Adi also said he is looking forward to debut for Nigeria in this month’s AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Egypt.
“It’s my first time going [to the Nigeria national team]. I’ve never been with the national team, so it’s different for me. I’m very humble to be invited, but as I’ve said, Portland is my family. I owe everything to Portland, so I have to say a big ‘thank you’ to the coach, to the fans and my mates. Without them I wouldn’t have this opportunity,” the big striker told the Portland website.
“It’s going to be great for my development. It’s going to help me, but I’m looking forward to playing for Nigeria.”
He netted 19 times last season to help his team win the MLS Cup and has scored three goals this season already.