Monday Oct 31, 2016. 15:06
Belgium-based midfielder Anderson Esiti has admitted he was surprised he was not picked by Nigeria for a World Cup qualifier against Algeria, but vowed to work harder to return to the team.
Defensive midfielder Esiti featured in the Eagles 2-1 win in Zambia earlier this month.
But he has been left out of the squad for the match against Algeria on November 12 in Uyo.
“My not being invited came to me as surprise because I thought I did well in the last match when I came in in Zambia to merit another invitation to the Super Eagles,” he said.
“Honestly speaking, I felt bad when a friend broke the news to me that I was not invited for the match against Algeria.
“Anyway I've moved on, and that can only make me to work harder at my club and give my best most especially if called upon again.”
The Gent midfielder made his Eagles debut in June 2015 against Chad and was recalled by new coach Gernot Rohr for the World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola.
By Kola Daniel