With the lack of form and inactivity of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is combing Europe for a quality goalkeeper who can provide healthy competition to current number one, Francis Uzoho.
Switzerland based shotstopper Sebastian Osigwe has made himself available for selection and believes he has what it takes to be in the senior national team after his experience with the Flying Eagles during preparation for the 2013 World Cup in Turkey.
The 24-year-old SC Kriens star is arguably Nigeria’s most consistent goalkeeper in Europe with over 100 first team appearances for his Swiss side and craves for a chance with the senior national team after resisting temptation to play for Switzerland.
“I want to give a healthy competition to the first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who I think is a strong young goalkeeper with a very big future,” the Swiss-born Nigerian told SportingLife exclusively from his base in Switzerland.
“I believe a big football country like Nigeria must have at least two or three good goalkeepers in the national team. Nigeria deserves this and I believe it is achievable. We are blessed with so many goalkeeping talents within and outside the country.”
The Super Eagles have qualified for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations holding 15th June – 13th July in Egypt, and the final Group E match against bottom side Seychelles in Nigeria may afford national team boss, Gernot Rohr the opportunity to extend invitation to the likes of Sebastian Osigwe.