Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has said stoutly that the side do not have goalkeeping crisis going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.
The Nigerian top-flight side, FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper is being pencilled down to make his debut for the mainstream Eagles against the Central African neighbours in the absence of the duo, Carl Ikeme and Daniel Akpeyi.
Ezenwa said the challenge to man the post in the all-important match is a big one and he will certainly execute the daunting task with utmost finesse.
“I do not believe we have goalkeeping crisis in the Super Eagles though the talk has been everywhere.
“Yes, we have our first and second choice goalkeepers, Carl Ikeme and Daniel Akpeyi indisposed for the World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon that calls for concern but does not simply amount to crisis.
“The assignment on my shoulder is a blessing, call to duty and huge one and I hope to carry it out to the best of my ability.
“I will do my best not to concede any goal in the match against the Cameroonians, the defenders, everybody has promised to be at their best to protect me adequately.
“We know what is at stake and the importance to be at the World Cup and we will do our very best to ensure qualification.
“We are prepared, ready and focused only praying for God to shower us with his grace and victory,” said the former Sunshine Stars shot stopper to supersport.com.
Ezenwa said he will want to use the occasion of the qualifiers to etch his name in gold as the domestic goalkeeper to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.
“I want my name to be written in gold as home-based goalkeeper to man the post to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.
“I want Nigerians to remember me for good that when we were having goalkeeping ‘crisis’ I stood out creditably to defend the national colours.
“I want Nigerians to believe in me but firstly the team to go ahead to deliver the World Cup ticket,” said Ezenwa.