SKF iClinic Sered goalkeeper, Mathew Yakubu has expressed his delight with his first call-up to the Nigeria national team.
The 21-year-old is one of the three shot-stoppers invited by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, for their friendlies against Ivory Coast and Tunisia.
The three-time African champions are scheduled to take on the Elephants on October 8 before facing the Carthage Eagles four days later.
“It’s a thing of joy to me, it really shows that I’m really working hard and things are going well,” Yakubu told Brila FM.
“So I will continue to do my best when I go to the camp, work together to achieve the goal and aim [of the country].”
Besides Yakubu, Ventspils’ Dele Alampasu and Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye are the other goalkeepers invited for the friendlies.
South Africa-based shot-stopper, Daniel Akpeyi is currently Super Eagles first-choice, while APOEL FC’s Francis Uzoho and Enyimba’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa have also been regular in the team.