MFM's Odey Deserves Super Eagles Invitation - Dosu

By Augustine Akhilomen 

Ex international Dosu Joseph has called on the technical crew of the Super Eagles to extend an invitation to in-form Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) striker, Stephen Odey to the senior national ahead of subsequent matches. 

Odey, who has scored 13 goals in the Nigeria Professional Football League this ongoing season, has been snubbed by the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr; most especially during last month's international friendly matches against Senegal in London. 

The Atlanta Olympic gold medalist told soccernet.com.ng that lots of emphasis shouldn't be shown on the foreign based players but the local players such as Odey should be invited to the team, in a bid to prove his worth. 

"It's really unfair to imagine that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players have not been giving a chance to prove their worth in the Super Eagles," Dosu told soccernet.com.ng . 

"For instance, look at the exploit of Stephen Odey, who has been firing from all cylinder for Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) in the league. It takes a player with great determination to achieve such feat, I mean scoring 13 goals in the league, without the technical crew giving him a trial in the senior national team. 

"I am particularly worried because a few of the Super Eagles strikers presently playing in Europe have not done pretty well with what Odey is displaying in the NPFL. I am sure there are many Odeys in the NPFL who have similar fate just like him. Anyway, it gladdens my heart to know that Rohr will be coming to Agege Stadium to watch him this Sunday. At least, it will boast the player's confidence considering the fact that he will want to do his best," he said.
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