By Augustine Akhilomen
Super Eagles new invitee, Ola Aina says he’s delighted to be part of the team that will be facing the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Having played for England at youth level – from Under-16s through to Under-20s -but opted to switch his international allegiance in March earlier this year after spending time at a Nigerian training camp in Barnet and could be in line to make his debut.
“It was a very proud moment to get called-up by Nigeria and the prospect of representing my country for the first time is very exciting,” he said.
“Everyone wants to play at the highest level and that’s what international level is. For me, it’s very exciting and I want to do really well.
“We’ve got an important two games against Cameroon coming up and I’m really looking forward to the whole experience.
“It should be two good, but very tough games. They’re a physical side and will no doubt be in good spirits after winning the African Cup of Nations in February.
“As I say, it will be tough but I’m very much looking forward to both matches and hopefully playing in the Super Eagles’ colours.”