I’m Humbled to Make Super Eagles Squad for the Pharaohs Clash – Fanendo Adi


Super Eagles and Portland Timbers striker, Fanendo Adi says he is humbled to have received his first invitational call to play for the senior national team.

Adi, who scored 19 goals for the team in their road to winning the MLS Cup last season, was invited by Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia for the double-header African Cup of Nations qualifying clash against the Pharaohs of Egypt in Kaduna and Alexandria on March 25 and 29 respectively.

He revealed that it’s a different feeling donning the green and white jersey of the senior national team and how he has set sights on making it count against Egypt.

“It’s my first time going [to the Nigerian national team]. I’ve never been with the national team, so it’s different for me. I’m very humble to be invited, but as I’ve said, Portland is my family. I owe everything to Portland, so I have to say a big thank you to the coach, to the fans and my mates. Without them I wouldn’t have this opportunity,” the big striker told the Portland website.

“It’s going to be great for my development. It’s going to help me, and I’m looking forward to playing for Nigeria,” Adi said.