Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has expressed his delight at Nigeria’s qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Ezenwa said he had always wanted to play at the World Cup.
The IfeanyiUbah keeper said he spent many years working hard with the focus on showcasing his talents at the global stage.
“Beating Zambia 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup is really fulfilling. It is a fulfilment of all I have been looking forward to for some time now,” he was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying on Tuesday.
“It shows that it really pays to work hard and I urge the younger ones to toe the line of hard work and dedication.
‘’Playing in a big tournament like the World Cup remains the ambition of every player, but the only key is hard work.”
He added that the Eagles were determined to qualify for the World Cup.
Nigeria on Saturday became the first African team and the 12th in the world to qualify for the global football event.