Netherlands-born Nigerian defender Tyrone Ebuehi has expressed his joy at been called-up to represent Nigeria for the first time in friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month.
The 21-year-old, who plays the right-back position for Dutch professional club ADO Den Haag, in a video chat with the club’s website, disclosed that getting invited by manager of the Nigeria national team Gernot Rohr gives him confidence and thanked the assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf for his influence in making the call-up a reality.
“That of course always gives some confidence. But you have to show yourself. Now the call has finally come officially. That’s a nice reward,” Ebuehi said.
“Four years ago, I played for an amateur and now I’m invited to the national team.”
Ebuehi joined ADO Den Haag in 2014 and signed a professional contract with the club. He has scored just a goal in an Eredivisie game since joining the Dutch club.
He has previously had amateur stints with SV Hoofddorp, VV Young Boys and HFC Edo..