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‘Only Victor Osimhen plays in my position’- Leke James wants Super Eagles chance

Molde FK of Norway forward Leke Samson James says he is open to represent Nigeria at the international level and declared his readiness to fight for his place if gets an opportunity to feature for the three-time African champions.

Since Gernot Rohr took over as coach of the Super Eagles four years ago, a number of new Nigerian players plying their trades abroad have earned an invitation to the senior national team, including the likes of Joe Aribo, Semi Ajayi, and Tyronne Ebuehi.

In an exclusive interview with Nigerian foremost WhatsApp platform Nigeria Sports Mouthpiece (NSM), the former Beijing Enterprises and Aalesund player believes he can a lot of quality to the attacking line of the Nigeria national team.

“It doesn’t feel good (not to be called up) despite my form,” James told NSM.

“But 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 look forward to playing for my country if invited, I am a center forward and only Victor Osihmen is in my position in the Super Eagles set up at the moment.

“I know the Super Eagles will be playing two friendly games by next month and it will be a great honour to be invited into the team.”

Following a 15-goal haul last season, the 27-year-old who is playing in Norway has been scoring goals for fun has seven goals in 12 appearances for Molde in the current Norwegian Eliteserien.

Based on his performances, the striker will hope for an invite in Nigeria’s next friendly matches with Cote d’Ivorie and Tunisia in Austria.