Kaita upbeat on Eagles recall
Kaita sees red at World Cup...
The defensive midfielder last played for Nigeria against Greece at last year’s World Cup in South Africa during which he was sent off for an unnecessary foul as the Eagles went on to lose 2-1.
Kaita told MTNFootball.com that a good showing at his new Ukrainian club SC Tavriya Simferopol will enhance his chances of a national team recall.
“I have a new mission now and that is to pick up the pieces of my career so as to bounce back into top reckoning again,” Kaita.
“Things have not been the same for me since the last World Cup and I believe that is part of life, to be a successful man is not an easy task at all.
“I am in Tavriya to rebuild my soccer and to prove that I can return to high level football that I rightly belong to. So I am devoted and very determined to help this club achieve greatness this season.
“What I do with my new club will also help me in my ambition to return to the Super Eagles. I believe that if I continue to play regularly and well, I will be reconsidered for the team.
He added: “The club’s target is to play in Europe next season which I believe we can achieve. We have good players in the team who are also very ambitious to achieve good things for this club.”
Kaita praised compatriot Lucky Idahor for helping him to settle down quickly in the team, who also parade Nigeria international defender Dele Adeleye.
“Lucky has been a very good brother here. He has said a lot of good things about me to the coach and my teammates here that have helped me a great deal to settle down quickly,” he revealed to MTNFootball.com
He also downplayed the team’s loss at home to a Michael Babatunde-inspired FC Kryvbas at the weekend.
“That is football for you. I still believe we can get over this shock and bounce back in our next away match. The league is still very young and we can still achieve our target despite this initial setback,” he maintained.