Godfrey Oboabona has insisted Nigeria’s home-based team will do well even without him at next year’s Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).
Nigeria have been grouped alongside hosts South Africa, Mali and Mozambique in the first round of the competition meant for players who feature at their local leagues.
The former Sunshine Stars captain was an important part of the team who qualified for the competition for the first time, but he is no longer eligible to play in the competition following his recent transfer to Turkish club Rizespor.
”Eagles won’t miss me, they will do well at CHAN without me. The team was not all about me, we have a lot of great players in the Nigerian league. I am sure they will do well,” Oboabona said.
In the meantime, Oboabona has said that his inability to speak Turkish was not the reason why he has yet to make his debut for Rizespor as he said he believes he will soon get his chance with his new Turkish team.
”There is no truth that my inability to speak Turkish is responsible for me not to debut for Rizespor. I can’t say why but I am sure God’s time is the best. I will soon get my chance to play.
“There are a lot of players who don’t speak Turkish and they are playing here in Turkey.” Oboabona said.
”All the same, I am learning Turkish just to be able to communicate better with my Turkish team mates.”
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