Calvin Bassey, the Rangers defender, has admitted he was shocked to be invited to play for Nigeria.
Bassey was first invited to the Super Eagles squad when Gernot Rohr was in charge of the team.
The fullback pledged his allegiance to Nigeria last year and was called up for the 2022 World Cup qualifier doubleheader against the Central Africa Republic.
“I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it.
“I just felt so privileged and blessed. I thank God every day because God is our strength. So I just feel blessed and privileged to be here and to represent my great nation.
“Playing for Nigeria, I don’t think I can put it into words. We have over 200 million people behind our back every time we go on to the pitch. And just being able to make the 25 players in the squad representing them is a dream come through. We’ve got important games coming up. I just want to help the team any way I can,” Bassey told NFF TV.