Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Bendel Insurance goalkeeper Amas Obasogie on his maiden Super Eagles of Nigeria call-up.
Obaseki in a message shared via his social media handle on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 said Obasogie’s call-up was a recognition for his outstanding record of six clean in seven Nigeria Premier Football League matches this season.
Recall that on Monday, November 13, Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro handed Bendel Insurance goalie Amas Obasogie his maiden Super Eagles call-up for the World Cup qualification games vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Obasogie replaces Udinese shot-stopper, Maduka Okoye a news which has brought joy and fulfilment to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Obaseki wrote ” Hearty congratulations to our own dear Bendel Insurance goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, on your call-up to the national team, the Super Eagles ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
” With great agility, resilience, and excellent command in the air, you are unarguably one of the best shot-stoppers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with an outstanding record of six clean sheets in seven matches this season and an impressive run which saw Bendel Insurance sustain a 26-game unbeaten streak last season.
You have continued to give an excellent account of yourself, showcasing your prowess, exceptional talent, and the indomitable Edo spirit; putting the State on the global map for good.
Amas, you call up is indeed another win for our sustained investment in the sports sector in Edo, with a keen focus on returning Bendel Insurance to its rightful place as a home for national team players. You are the second Bendel Insurance player to be called up to the national team in a space of one year.
We are proud of your accomplishments and genius and wish you success in this new and exciting chapter of your football career, even as we are confident that you will continue to shine and bring more laurels and glory to the State and Nigeria.”
Hours after arriving at the Super Eagles camp in Uyo, Amas Obasogie was part of the twenty-three palyers for the teams first training session at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The closed-door session allowed Coach Peseiro and his crew opportunity for tactical drills ahead of the game vs Lesotho on Thursday, November 16.
Francis Uzoho and Ojo Olorunleke are the other two goalkeepers available for the game. SportsRation reports.