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Nwolokor David. Source: Own Goal Nigeria.

HNK Rijeka of Croatia goalkeeper David Nwolokor has called on Super Eagles coach Gernot to give him a chance to prove himself with the team.

Concise News understands that Nwolokor, 23, was on loan to Slovakian side SKF Sered last season.

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He conceded 20 goals in 15 games for the Slovakian side but also had three clean sheets.

The player who is yet to feature for Rijeka this season is the second choice goalkeeper of the side.

He said he only needed a chance in the Eagles team to prove his mettle to the coaches.

” I think I deserve a call up to push for a spot in the Super Eagles,” he told Own Goal Nigeria.

“The games I have played the past three seasons across the various teams I have played is more than that of any goalkeeper of my age from Nigeria.

“It’s not like I am asking to be made the first choice, I just want a chance.”

The Super Eagles have had goalkeeping issues since Carl Ikeme was diagnosed of leukemia with the likes of Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa unable to fill his shoes.

Eagles Won’t Miss Chelsea Duo

Meanwhile, a former Super Eagles assistant Coach Fatai Amoo is not bothered as Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham dumped Nigeria for England.

Abraham and Fikayo are set to make their debut for the Three Lions of England after they were called up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic later this month.

Nigeria had wanted the youngsters whose parents are from the West African nation to switch allegiance to the West African nation after playing for England at youth level.

They have, however, chosen to pitch tent with the European side but Amoo believes Nigeria should not be bothered.

According to him, the country is blessed with enormous talents and as such would not be hit by the development.

“We are now putting the horse before the cart and that is why we are always looking for players born abroad with Nigeria root,” he told Brila FM.

“We put ourselves into this situation because I believe we have qualities that are better than Abraham and Fikayo in the country.”

Amoo noted that with the likes of Victor Osimhen and Emmanuel Dennis who was named in the UEFC Champions League team of the week, Nigeria should not be worried about the Chelsea duo.

“Seeing how Osimhen and Dennis are playing in the UEFA Champions League has shown that Nigeria is blessed with talents and they have not seen anything yet from Osimhen and Dennis,” he added.

“So we should not lose sleep over the decision of Abraham and Fikayo to play for England. We all know those that made this kind of decision in the past and they were latter dump by England.

“So, Nigeria should forget about them and focus on the players we have. No need forcing anyone to play for Nigeria.”