Ogenyi Onazi hopes for a return to the Super Eagles, after recovering for a long-term injury, which ruled him out for close to one year.
In an interview with our correspondent, Onazi said he is fully fit and ready to come back into the national team, after missing the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where Nigeria won the bronze medal.
He also said he was ready to vie for places with younger places who are already in the first eleven in the team.
“Yes of course…I am working towards that. I am back fully, and I hope to be back in the national team and settle down with my team mates before the next games,” he told Sports Extra.
“This is because first of all, representing my country is a pride for me and a privilege and I don’t want to take it for granted.
“It’s a honour because it’s not everyone who has the opportunity to play for their country and in as much as I can still play for my country, I will give my best for the country.
‘We have a whole lot of new and younger players who are coming up doing very well. This is what we want. The most important thing is what we do well for the national team.
“Struggling for position is not my thing. As you know, my coach who is there (Gernot Rohr) knows my quality. What he says to me is that ‘Onazi when you tell me you are ready, we are going to play.” That’s the most important thing.”