Obiora speaks of World Cup disappointment
In a candid interview with SuperSport, Nwankwo Obiora has opened up on his international career with Nigeria and his Champions League experiences with Internazionale.
Despite being present when the Super Eagles lifted the Cup of Nations title in 2013, central midfielder Obiora has drifted away from the squad during their subsequent decline.
The former Inter man hasn’t been named in a Nigeria squad since the Afcon two years ago and hasn’t featured for the national side since a substitute showing against Zambia in the group stage of that tournament.
Speaking to Sammy Wejinya of SuperSport, Obiora spoke about his best and worst moments with the national side.
“Missing out on the 2014 Fifa World Cup with Nigeria hurts a lot,” the player began, when asked about his worst moment in football.
“However, I was the number one supporter of the team even when I was not there with the lads in Brazil.”
The 23-year-old clearly has fond memories of his time with the national side, and he named another member of the 2013 squad when asked about his best friend in the Super Eagles.
“Kenneth Omeruo. We were roommates at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa. He’s a fantastic human being.”
He named Ideye Brown as the best dressed member of the Super Eagles, and plumped for Rafael Benitez—rather than Stephen Keshi—as the best manager he’s worked under.
Finally, when asked about his best memory in football, Obiora surprisingly didn’t mention that 2013 Afcon victory.
“I’ve got quite some actually. The first will be winning the Fifa Club World Cup with Inter Milan.
“Helping Cordoba CF win promotion to Spain’s first division was also a special memory for me.
“However, if I was to choose one, I’ll choose when I made my Champions League debut in 2011 with Inter.”
You can read the full interview on SuperSport.