P.M. News (Lagos)

22 April 2002

Nigeria: Obafuso Begs for Eagles Call-Up

Lagos — Swiss Division Two Club, FC Winterthur wing ace, Phillip Obafuso has declared that he is the right player to fill the void on the Super Eagles' left wing .

Obafuso, who left Nigeria two years ago for Switzerland, speaking through one of his close aides in the country urged the Super Eagles' coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, to extend an invitation to him so as to afford him oportunity to prove his worth.

The former Iwuanyanwu Nationale player's brother who spoke with P.M.Sport said: "Philip, being a natural left footer and having been playing consistently on the left wing for his Swiss club, believes he should be given the opportunity to man that wing in the Eagles' attack."

Obafuso's brother stated further that the Super Eagles' coach is free to make enquiries about the form of his brother, whom he disclosed has been in sparkling form in the on-going play-off into the top division in Switzerland which has seen him score four goals.

'I think this is the best time for Coach Onigbinde to give my brother a chance to prove himself ahead of the 2002 World Cup. I know he has what it takes to fit into that left wing position. All he needs is that call up," Philip's, brother who craved anonymity said.

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