Brazil2014: Arokoyo Salute Eagles, Dreams to play World Cup

Mjallby IAF of Sweden defender, Gbenga Arokoyo, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for keeping to their billings as African Champions by booking a place in Brazil 2014 World Cup.gbenga arokoyo mjallby

The former Kwara United Football Academy captain who was promoted into Kwara United has never been invited to the Super Eagles team since he joined his Swedish topflight outfit in early 2012 though was called up twice by then head coach Samson Siasia and current Stephen Keshi but yet to play in the green-white-green colours of the senior national team.

Arokoyo who spoke exclusively to SavidNews.com from his Sweden base, expressed confidence that the Stephen Keshi led Super Eagles will spring suprise in Brazil next summer during the World Cup.

The Flying Eagles Gold winning member at 2011 African Youth Championship who tipped Nigeria to reach the semi-finals, insisted that the Super Eagles don’t need stars to succeed at the World cup but committed and determined players.

“I must salutes the committment and determination of the Super Eagles players and Stephen Keshi led technical crew at helping Nigeria secure a spot at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

“They have continued to do us proud, first as African champions and now already through to Brazil and that we must commend without any super stars they did it – i believe they will give Nigerians a big suprise by making it to the semi-final,” the Kogi-born Nigerian international noted.

On his international career, Gbenga Arokoyo however reinstated his readiness to return to the Super Eagles’ fold, saying his dream playing in Brazil 2014 World Cup is very much alive.

“The World Cup is a big stage which every players dreams of and i’m not an exception to that. I believe that with my two seasons’ exploits in Sweden i will be considered, but will wait on the coach to decide,” the defensive rock of Mjallby who managed a goal in the just concluded season.

In-form Gbenga Arokoyo after two seasons in Swedish Premier League seeks greener pastures in the forthcoming January transfer window as he hopes to resuscitate his international career.

It would be recalled that Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi revealed last year to local radio, Confluence 94.0 FM on a Sports Programme that the Kabba-born star remains big part of his national team plans.

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