Hapoel Hadera goalkeeper, Austin Ejide insists he is ready to wear thecolours of his fatherland, hoping to secure a spot in the Super Eagles’ team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reports.

The 33-year-old has not featured for Nigeria since a friendly match against Scotland in 2014.

Despite playing in Israel’s second tier division, Ejide is keeping hope alive.

“I’m sure every player wants to play for their country because it is a great privilege and if they call me, I’m very ready to serve my
country,” Ejide enthused.

Ejide also remarked that he was keeping an open mind regarding anyprospective return to the Super Eagles’ fold.

Ejide told “I’m ready if they call me because I’ve always had an open mind that I could make a return someday and, truth be told, I hope I’m invited, but that depends on the coach and what he wants. If he thinks he needs me, I will sure be available”.

Ejide has been named in three FIFA World Cup squads- 2002 in Japan andSouth Korea, 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil.