Injury-plagued Eagles defender, Onyekachi Apam has declared his intention to fight for a place in coach Stephen Keshi’s team if he fully recovers his form.
The reliable defender last played for the Eagles during 2010 Nations Cup in Angola. He made sparring appearances during the tournament, but soon disappeared from the football scene due to a lingering knee injury.
However, Apam who distinguished himself in the 2005 Flying Eagles squad and the 2008 Olympics silver-wining team was back to active football with his French club Rennes at the weekend, after almost two years of inaction.
“I strongly believe that I still have a stake in the Super Eagles but that will depend on the coaches,” Apam declared.
“Once I am 100 percent fit, I will challenge for a place in the team under coach Stephen Keshi.”
He added that he was happy to be back playing football.
“It really feels good doing what I know best again. Though, I am not fully fit, I strongly believe that the coach has much trust in my ability hence he threw me into action,”
“And from the cheers from the crowd, I believe I did not disappoint. It can only get better and we are not looking back until we pick a ticket to play in Europe next season.”