Lokomotiv Moscow player and Nigerian International Obinna Nsofor has admitted that his lack of adequate playing time for national colours is what hindered his chance to get an invitation for the Afcon 2013 as he said he was not disappointed at all after the provisional list for the squad was released by Coach Stephen keshi.
Nsofor said he has not laced his boots for Nigeria in the last one year while other players who made the list were doing that so it will surprising to him to have been handed an invitation because some other players were up for the qualifiers to the Afcon 2013 tournament holding in South Africa from January 19.
“I have not played for over a year for the Super Eagles, and I was not expected to be invited because some players played the qualifiers and the coach will have confidence in them,” says Nsofor.
“Presently, I am doing well for my club, I play regularly and I hope that coach Keshi will give me a trial soon.”
The Nigerian International however wished the Super Eagles the best ahead of the tournament.
“I am a Nigerian and I will always wish the team all the best. I want Nigeria to win, and I wish all the players the best of luck,” Nsofor states.
The Super Eagles are expected to jet out to Faro, Portugal, tomorrow, where they will camp for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.