Striker Michael Eneramo believes he deserves a recall to the Nigera squad after scoring 15 goals for his club Sivasspor last season. That record made the 26-year-old the leading Nigerian marksman in Turkey.
But Eneramo has been overlooked by Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi for the 2014 World Cup and 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“I’m a bit disappointed to have been neglected. I wonder what more I have to do to be included,” he told BBC Sport.
“I know there are a lot of equally good strikers out there but everyone should be given an equal opportunity regardless of the league they play in.”
Eneramo has made 11 appearances for Nigeria and scored four goals, the last of which came in his most recent outing for the Super Eagles against Madagascar almost two years ago in Calabar.
He is competing with other in-form strikers like Ikechukwu Uche, Osaze Odemwingie, Emmanuel Emenike and Brown Ideye.
Uche is with relegated Spanish side Villarreal after playing last season on loan at Granada, Odemwingie plays for Premier League side West Brom, Emenike plies his trade at Spartak Moscow in Russia and Ideye is based in Ulkraine with Dynamo Kiev.
While Eneramo accepts competition is fierce, he is confident he will get another chance on the international stage.
“Nigeria is blessed with talented strikers but I know my worth and what I can do,” he said.
“All I can do now is to keep the focus and continue to score goals on a regular basis. I will continue to let my performance speak for me and I believe that my time will come.”
Eneramo has just extended his contract with Sivasspor for another year despite reported interests from Super Lig rivals Bursaspor and Trabzonspor.