Nigerian midfielder, Sunday Mba, is pleased to have made the 24-man list of the Super Eagles for Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
Mba, a subject of an intense transfer battle between two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides, Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves, had risked been dropped from the squad following declarations by the nationalteam head coach, Stephen Keshi.
Keshi had threatened to drop the player as he had not yet resumed playing competitively despite the domestic season already in full bloom.
However, Mba was eventually included in Keshi’s final squad alongside eight other stars from the NPFL and 15 overseas-based players.
“I am pleased and relieved to have made the list. As always I will give 200 percent. Now the next step is to work hard in training and hope I get selected by the coach to play on Saturday,” Mba told supersport.com.