Pulse TV Exclusive Former Akwa United star, Orok Akarandut speaks on Super Eagles snub

Dressed smartly in a suit, Nigerian footballer of Bahraini football club, Hidd SCC spoke on a range of issues about his career in an interview with Pulse TV

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Nigerian footballer Orok Akarandut has for the first time spoken on his Super Eagles snub in his career so far.

The Akwa-Ibom State born striker started his career with his home club, Akwa United in January 2007 and played a part in their promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) then known just as Nigerian Premier League (NPL).

He became the league's top goalscorer with 17 goals in the 2008/2009 season and was expected to be called up to the national team squad.

Akarandut however never got any call-up and in an Exclusive interview with Pulse TV, spoke of his surprise on his snub.

"If I was told I wasn't going to be called up for the Super Eagles even for a friendly match, I wouldn't have believed it."Akarandut said.

The 28-year-old however appreciated coach Okey Emordi who called him up to the camp of the Home Based Super Eagles at a time.

"One person who I will appreciate is Okey Emordi who invited me to the Home Based Super Eagles team," Akarandut said.  

"Though it was it was just a friendly against Niger Tornadoes and I wore the Nigerian jersey for the very first time.

It was a special moment for me."

He also spoke on the importance of playing for the national team, revealing that foreign clubs give preference to national team players.

Akarandut use the case of Super Eagles winder Ahmed Musa as an example.

"Ahmud Musa is where he is today because Stephen Keshi brought him into the Super Eagles," Akaramdut said.

"Clubs now are playing for National team players .

"It also gives me great confidence that I was able to secure a deal with a foriegn despite having not played with the Super Eagles.

"That gives me great confidence," Akarandut who plays for Bahraini football club, Al Hidd said.

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