The Heartland forward has thumbed up the performance of the domestic league players in the senior national team who did Nigeria proud in Ouagadougou to advance to 2016 Chan
Heartland striker Fortune Omoniwari has praised the home-based Super Eagles who braved the odds to qualify for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the expense of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on Sunday evening.
The Stallions’ head coach, Idrissa Traore had boasted that his boys would overturn the 0-2 deficit from the first leg within 30 minutes but the hosts laboured throughout and were unable to get a single goal even missing a penalty kick in the first half.
It was in the light of this that the Naze Millionaires’ forward thumbed up the achievement of the NPFL players who have been made to play second fiddle to overseas-based player for a long time.
“The performance of the home-based Eagles in Ouagadougou has shown further that we have talents in the Nigeria Professional Football League and that if given the necessary encouragement we can go places,” Omoniwari told Goal.
“I want to thank them for shutting the mouth of Burkina Faso who had boasted that they would qualify at the expense of Nigeria.
“I have not lost hope to play in this team because I am aware that if I keep on doing my best for my club, I may be given a call up to come and fight for shirt during the preparation for the CHAN proper. I won’t give up.”
The Eagles advanced 2-0 on aggregate courtesy of the goals of Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami from the first leg in Port Harcourt.
The competition comes up in Rwanda in January 2016.

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