- Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:08
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MFM FC strikers, Sikiru Olatunbosun and Stephen Odey have described their first ever Super Eagles call-up as dream come true.
Odey and Olatunbosun have been almost peerless this season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Both players have interestingly been directly involved in all goals scored by MFM FC this season.
The two NPFL stars were included in Nigeria's squad for the friendly game against Corsica and a camping in France ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against South Africa on Saturday, June 10.
Both players have been impressive in the Nigerian topflight this season, their outstanding performances in the leagues have earned them the much-awaiting senior national team invitation.
Odey, the Nigerian top league leading scorer and influential left winger, Olatunbosun have scored a combine 19 goals with eight assists in the first stanza of the 2016/17 NPFL season. The latter has scored five goals with five assists so far in the league.
"I'm very happy with the call-up, it's a dream come true and I want to thank the coaching crew of our team led by Fidelis Ilechukwu and the entire team member, the management as well and our father in the Lord Dr Daniel Olukoya who has really tried a lot for me personally with prayers and everything," Olatunbosun told MFM FC Media team.
The NPFL top scorer says he is delighted to have made the 25-man list. "I'm very excited with the national team invitation. It's every player's dream to play for the Super Eagles and to represent his country and for me this is a dream come true," 19-year-old Odey said to Mountaintopfc.com.
Odey and Olatunbosun are two of four NPFL players called up for the camping in Corsica and Paris in France. FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Akwa United's Alhassan Ibrahim are the other two.
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