I Want To Play For Nigeria Again – Emuejeraye
By Akeem Busari
Former national U-23 striker, Alfred Emoefe Emuejeraye has said he is willing to wear the green and white jersey of Nigeria again.
Speaking in a chat with SRSport.com, Emuejeraye said he is so desirous to play for the Super Eagles after the U-23 national team experience in some years back. The 33-year-old player also lamented the present status of Nigeria football.
“It was such a pain watching the Nigerian team play at the on-going CHAN,” he said. “The team played without co-ordination and obviously, that was not the best we can get from our local league,” the former Julius Berger FC star noted.
After playing for 13 years with different club sides in Asia and Europe,including SC Grasshopper in Switzerland and Tiajin Teda in the Chinese Super League, the fleet-footed attacker revealed that he has decided to return home to play top flight league football and possibly, the Super Eagles again.
“I am ready to play top flight football in the Nigerian league. My experience would definitely prove invaluable to any team in the league. I want to commend the LMC for encouraging experienced foreign based Nigerian footballers to return home and play in the premier league,” he commended.
According to Emuejeraye, who was the top scorer for the Nigeria U-23 team who won silver medal at the football event of the 8th All Africa Games in Abuja in 2003, he would love to play again for Nigeria. “I want to play again for Nigeria, because the team certainly need experience and quality players like me that can add more value to the team at this critical period,” the lanky striker posited confidently.
Continuing, he was quick to describe himself as the missing link in the Super Eagles, adding that he still has a lot to offer if given the chance, “I still have about five or six more years to play top class football. You know, in football your body will definitely tell you when to stop,” he stated.