Ameobi targets world cup with Nigeria

Sammy Ameobi is hoping he can do enough for Bolton Wanderers to earn a place in Nigeria’s squad to the World Cup later in the year.

The former England U21 player pledged his allegiance to the Super Eagles in 2014 but is yet to feature for the three-time African champions.

Ameobi has scored three goals in 17 English Championship starts this season for Phil Parkinson’s side.

“I want to solely represent Nigeria,” Ameobi told Bolton News.

“Hopefully that opportunity will come but it will only possibly happen if I play well on a weekly basis, which is what I am aiming to do here at Bolton Wanderers.

“With it being a World Cup year who knows what could happen?

“It would be great to be a part of that, but there’s a lot of hard work ahead for me if that’s even possible.

“It isn’t easy breaking into the international team. Shola did it and I can only hope to follow in his footsteps!”

Nigeria will be contending with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D for a chance to make it to the knock-out stage of the competition.

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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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