Portland Timber of USA forward Bright Dike has said he is very disappointed to be left out of the Eagles final squad to the AFCON.
Dike, who scored a spectacular goal against Catalonia in only his second cap for Nigeria, told MTNFootball.com he would have hoped to be in South Africa with the Eagles.
"I am disappointed not to make the AFCON final list, but I am thankful for the experience and opportunity, I was hoping to be at the tournament, that's soccer for you," Dike told MTNFootball.com
"Now I am looking forward to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and the tournament itself."
Dike, who is a cousin of Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike, has thus urged his international team mates to make Nigeria proud at the African soccer fiesta.
"I am urging my mates who made the team to represent Nigeria well. They should play wholeheartedly so that when the games are done, you are proud of the effort you have given and proud of what you have accomplished," said Dike.