Babayaro wants return to Eagles


Dolphins midfielder, Victor Babayaro says the time is now right for him to return to playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

Babayaro told naijafootball247.com that he has played for the country’s U17, U20 and U23 teams but seems to have been forgotten at senior national team level.

“Remember I was part of the 2001 team that got to the final of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago and I was part of the U20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup two years later.

“I also played for the U23 team that got to the final of the All Africa Games football event in 2003 but since then I have not been called up despite being a regular for Dolphins as we reached the final of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2005 and won the FA Cup titles in 2006 and 2007 as well as our recent league title win.

“I believe the selectors should watch more of Dolphins games and if they do, I am sure I will get a recall to the national team,” he said.

Babayaro added that he can add something great to the Eagles since he looks forward to the national team playing the free flowing brand of football they gave to the world in the 90s.

“Everyone that has watched me play knows my all action battling style. I still remember watching the Eagles play at the World Cup in 1994 and then the Olympic Games in 1996 and I really wish our football returns to those times.

“I will be a fighter in midfield and my mobility will be something that football fans will remember for a long time. I’m actually looking at playing for the homebased Eagles and then moving on to the main team.”

Victor Babayaro joined Dolphins in 2005 from Wikki Tourist and has won one league title and 2 FA Cups with the club.

He also made 196 appearances for Dolphins in that period
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