Brighton & Hove Albions Nigerian star Ini Umotong has been called up to the latest Nigeria squad for a friendly tournament in Turkey next week
The 23 year old striker expressed her pride at being invited to play with the Super Falcons.
Umotong will link up with the Super Falcons for the Turkish Women’s Cup – Alanya 2018, and she was delighted to receive international recognition once again.
“It was a feeling of shock, excitement and anxiousness. I was so excited, as I’ve been waiting for a call-up for a long time and it was really emotional.” Umotong is quoted as saying on the Brighton & Hove Website
“The new coach Thomas Dennerby emailed me, and my heart stopped a bit when I found out that it had all been confirmed.”
“My family were very happy and proud once they found out, and I’m so pleased with how it’s all turned out.”
“The 23-year-old has one senior cap to date and explained how playing internationally differs to club football.”
“I’ve been called up twice before. I have one official cap and I was called up to the Nigeria squad for the World Cup in 2015, but didn’t make any appearances.
“It was definitely the best experience of my career so far and I just turned 21 at the time. I played against Mali in Mali for my debut in February 2015.” She concluded