Gbolahan Salami, the Warri Wolves goal poacher, has expressed happiness at being invited by the new coach of the senior national team and has promised to deliver if included in the final squad for the encounter in Dar es Salam next month. Salami says he is more than ready to play under coach Sunday Oliseh.
Salami was a prominent figure under former coach Stephen Keshi and scored the opening goal in June’s 2-0 victory over Chad in Kaduna.
He said that playing for the Eagles has always been very exciting and ensuring that the maximum points is secured against the Taifa Stars would be the ideal tonic for the Eagles’ quest to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after the team’s failure to play in the 2015 edition held in Equatorial Guinea.
“I am always happy to be invited to the national team and another call up to the Super Eagles won’t be an exception,” Salami told Goal.
The Wolves goal sensation promised Nigerians that the Eagles would be competitive and be poised to record an impressive result in Dar es Salam.
“We are condemned to beat Tanzania away from home to stand a good chance of qualifying for the 2017 Afcon.
“Everyone is still pained at our inability to play in Equatorial Guinea this year and we must do everything possible to qualify ahead of our opponents,” Salami said.
He has scored nine goals from 22 games this season and also added five goals in the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup before the Seasiders crashed out. He netted over 15 goals in the top plight last season.