Rotimi Wants Eagles’ Goalkeeping Role

Dolphins’ first choice goalkeeper, Sunday Rotimi says he is passing a message across to the Super Eagles coaches that he is the one for the job.
Rotimi has been in top form this season and he believes the time is right for him to make a return to the national team.
“Well, it’s a message to the coaches and other Nigerians that I still have a part to play. “I have done it before and I can surely do it again,” Rotimi said.
“A lot of Nigerians will remember the WAFU Cup tourney a few years ago where I made costly mistakes in the semifinal and final but Nigerians should realize that everybody makes mistakes and I have put those errors behind me now.”
Rotimi has been in fine form this season keeping 13 clean sheets in all competitions including 10 in the League.
His clean sheets include games against Kano Pillars in Port Harcourt, Sharks at the Sharks FC Stadium and Sunshine Stars in Akure, all difficult grounds and teams to play against unscathed.
He also kept clean sheets against high scoring Bayelsa United (who have League top scorer, Peter Ebimobowei in their ranks) and against Rangers International who had Ejike Uzoenyi playing.
“It’s what I do. I’ve been in this game for so long and like wine I get better with age.”
Aside his clean sheets, Rotimi has saved three penalty kicks in the League in away games against ElKanemi, Kaduna United and Sunshine Stars.
“The coaches should look my way. No one is taking anything away from Vincent Enyeama as Nigeria’s number one but there are still two other goalkeepers needed to complete the number in the Eagles and I believe I should be one of them.”
Rotimi was 2nd choice to Vincent Enyeama in the Eagles in 2003 and 2004 before he moved to Israel and lost his number two shirt to Austin Ejide.
He has been a Dolphins player since 2004 though he went away to Israel in 2005 and returned in 2007. He has played more than 200 games for Dolphins in all competitions.


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