By G9ija


Enyimba defender Anayo Iwuala is delighted with his maiden invitation to the Super Eagles.

The winger was called up as replacement for Almeria forward Sadiq Umar for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

“I got the news from my club chairman, he called to congratulate me and he said I have been called up to the national team. It is perfect, I call it a double celebration,” Iwuala said.

“It is a great news and a great opportunity as well.”

Reacting on his invitation; “Maybe only winning a maiden Grand Slam or an Olympic gold medal could trump that. This should be the best birthday present ever for a footballer.”