- Ola Aina is eager to make his debut for the Super Eagles against Zambia
- The defender and Odion Ighalo are not paying attention to Zambia's mind games
- Aina says it is a big honour for him to be able to play for Nigeria
Hull City defender Ola Aina has expressed delight at being close to making his debut for Nigeria's Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Zambia.
The Super Eagles welcome the Chipolopolo to the Goodswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state for a World Cup Qualifier.
A win or draw in the game will see the Eagles qualify for their sixth ever World Cup appearance.
Aina has now expressed his joy at representing Nigeria while also downplaying the mind games of the Zambian press.
Speaking during a press conference on Thursday, October 5 at the le Meridien hotel where the team is lodged, Aina said: "I have always watched the Nigerian team from afar, I am happy to be a part of this crop of players"
It's a big honour to wear the Nigerian colours and if I'm called upon I'm ready."
Speaking on the mind games of the Zambian press, the on loan Chelsea defender said: "We are focused on ourselves and to continually improve as a team, not on the Zambians and their noisy press".
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His stand was reinforced by Odion Ighalo who said: "Zambians are only playing mind games, we are at home and they are trying to keep their morale high."
The national team is currently staying at the Le Meridien hotel in Uyo ahead of their qualifier.
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