Flying Egbedi demands Eagles invite
Edafe Egbedi - from Colombia 2011 to Super Eagles
12 August 2011
Flying Eagles winger Edafe Egbedi has asked coach Samson Siasia to invite him for the next full international friendly involving Nigeria.
Egbedi, who celebrated his 18th birthday last Friday, has already matched the three-goal tally he recorded at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup with another threesome at the U20 World Cup in Colombia.
And he has now issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to Siasia, saying he ought to be considered for the Eagles next friendly game against Argentina in September.
“I believe I have done well to be invited at least for the Eagles next friendly,” a very confident Egbedi told MTNFootball.com
“It has always been my dream to play for the Super Eagles and I believe I’m well on the way to doing so very soon.”
Siasia was in the stands at the Estadio Centenario in Armenia to watch Egbedi sink Guatemala with two goals and lightening pace down the flanks in an opening group game of Colombia 2011.
Among the players who have made the complete transition from U17 to U20 and then full international levels are Nduka Ugbade, Benedict Akwuegbu, Chidi Odiah, Mikel Obi, Chinedu Obasi and Lukman Haruna.
Egbedi’s exploits have not gone unnoticed as foreign clubs and agents have been making enquiries about the player who is not attached to any club at present.
“I believe I will soon move to a club in Europe. I hope I could go to Spain because I want to play with such players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,” said the son of a sailor.
Two years ago, the player sourced from Warri youth club Bisalo Babes was linked with a move to Real Madrid.