Nigeria's midfielder OBOABONA Godfrey Oboabona listens to his national anthem before the Nigeria vs Cape Verde friendly football match in preparation for the CAN 2013 tournament at Algarve Stadium in Faro on January 9, 2013 . AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Super Eagles’ defender, Godfrey Oboabona is set to reignite his footballing career after being released by Al-Ahli, with the player now close to signing a new contract ahead of the new season, reports.

Oboabona, who was a super regular under late Eagles’ gaffer Stephen Keshi, has been a free agent since March.

He, however, told in an exclusive interview that he’s ready to return to the limelight with clubs in Europe and Asia jostling for his signature.

“It’s been a tough few months for me. After I left Saudi Arabia I have been training hard to secure a new club and very soon I will be signing for a new team. I already have offers from some European teams and even in Asia but I and my team will critically look at every offer before deciding on where to play next,” Oboabona concluded.

The 27-year-old defender started his career at Sunshine Stars whom he led to the final of the CAF Confederations Cup before sealing a move to Europe where he laced his boots for Turkish club Caykur Rizespor between 2014-2017.

He has also been capped 39 times for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, featuring in all 6 matches when the Eagles won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa. He also played in the 2013 Confederations Cup.