Molde FK of Norway striker, Leke James is flaunting his credentials and assets, as he seeks to finally get an invitation to the Super Eagles, ahead of next month’s international friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr expected to roll out his list of invitees for both games this week, the 27-year-old James is quick to speak out and state his desire for an invitation, which he believes he deserves on account of the 15 goals he scored last season and is again waxing strong in the new campaign.
Leke is of a view that he has done enough to qualify him for a call-up by Rohr and the buzzing attacker declared during Mega Sports on Star 101.5 FM, Lagos that he would do everything to justify any opportunity that comes his way to don Nigeria’s green-and-white jersey.
He added that he would be really honoured to get an invitation from Rohr, who he believes would have noticed how his goals helped Molde claim the Norwegian top flight title Eliteserien title and the former Beijing Enterprises of China hitman has already scored seven league goals and 11 across all competitions.
Although Rohr has constantly overlooked him, despite his impressive scoring form in Norway, Leke concluded with a view that his goals’ statistics are good enough to earn him a call-up this time out and he disclosed that he remains very hopeful that the Franco-German gaffer will look his way for the upcoming double-header friendlies billed for Austria next month.
As his side prepare to face Qarabag of Aerbaijan in a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie in Cyprus on Wednesday, the former Aalesund striker also revealed that he wants to help Molde reach the group stage of the European elite clubs’ competition and defend their title on the domestic front, where they currently trail Bodoe/Glimt by 10 points in the Eliteserien.
James stated: “I am happy that I am doing well at my club. I have been scoring regularly and, as a striker, that is very important for me. I believe the goals that I have been scoring for my club will make me worthy of selection by the national team in Nigeria.
“I will keep working hard and hopefully I will get my chance. My dream is to play for the Super Eagles, so I will keep waiting till I get that chance. It’s a tough and highly physical league. If you can succeed here, you can succeed in any other league.
“I will be really honoured if I get an invite, with my statistics speaking for me. I would say I am happy with my progress so far. As a striker, when they think about you, it’s all about the goals. I always pray that I get looked upon when it comes to the selection.”