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Efe Ambrose keen on making Nigeria’s W/Cup squad

Efe Ambrose admits being called up to the Nigeria squad for the World Cup would be the greatest achievement of his career.

Efe Ambrose

The Hibs defender’s form at Easter Road has led to Salisu Yusuf potentially recalling him to the squad.

Ambrose hasn’t featured for the national side since facing Egypt almost two years ago but he boasts 51 caps and an Africa Cup of Nations winners’ medal.

The former Celtic centre-back also represented Nigeria at the last World Cup and insists he still has plenty to offer on the biggest stage of all.

Ambrose said: “Coming back into the national team would be a great achievement and feeling.

“To pull on that green-and-white shirt again would be my dream.

“My country gave me the platform to get to where I am today so representing them again would be the best thing that could happen in my career. There is more I can give and more I can achieve. I will never say never.

“I have achieved so many aspirations with my national team, the Olympics, the Under-20s, the Confederations Cup, winning the Nations Cup and playing in the World Cup . I have a lot of good experiences.

“I just want to keep my form going and make sure I am in good shape, that is the most important thing. From there it is up to the gaffer to select me.

“If he sees me playing like I have been and wants to call upon my experience for the World Cup, then why not? That would be my dream, because it has been too long since I was part of the national team.”


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