KAA Gent defender Jordan Torunarigha says he is ready to make Nigerians proud despite being young as he anticipates his debut for the Super Eagles against Sao Tome and Principe.

Torunarigha opted to play for Nigeria rather than Germany and ahead of Sunday’s 2024 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sao Tome, he spoke to the NFF media.

“It was really nice to meet my fellow Super Eagles players, all of them are really nice people, as they accepted me into the team,” the 21-year-old said.

He said that it has also been nice training with big players like Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze, and he feels great seeing them in real life.

The young defender added that everything has been less strict at the Super Eagles camp because one can attend meetings in flip-flops, unlike in Germany and it is a little bit easier in Uyo.

As for the captain, William Troost-Ekong, Torunarigha said he has been quite helpful to him and that is the same thing as regards Jamilu Collins.

“Those are the two main players that have really helped me so far to find my spot in the Super Eagles set-up in Uyo, Akwa Ibom,” the Gent defender added.

“I hope to get some playing time against Sao Tome and Principe so I can show those criticising me for denying Nigeria it’s not the case.

“I am here to make the Super Eagles fans feel very happy and also to give them something back and they should expect the best from me.

“I know that I am young, but I am ready to show them all what I can offer the team, the country in general and also make Nigerians proud,” Torunarigha said.

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