Former Ajman Sports club UAE player, Matthew Ejeh said he has paid his dues playing for Nigeria at several International Championships.
Ejeh told www.aclsports.com that he feels excited to have represented the country amongst millions of Nigerians who play active volleyball.
The former Al Ahli Club Saudi Arabia player revealed that he fell in love with volleyball during his secondary school but never imagined he could become a professional player.
Ejeh also known as Papaneh said, “Having played at two All Africa Games (Maputo and Brazzaville), attended three Nations Cup (2005, 2010, 2017) as well as the 2013 World Championships qualifiers in Cameroon); I can say I have paid my dues in Nigeria volleyball”.
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He further said, “It is an honour to play for Nigeria because there are millions of Nigerians out there waiting for an opportunity to wear the jersey of Nigeria. I broke into the senior national team in 2005 and I was fortunate to represent Nigeria at the 2005 Africa Nations Cup in Cairo, Egypt”.
The Nigeria Customs player advised younger players to remain focused and dedicate their time to the game.
He said, “I have always told younger players to dedicate their time to the game and ready to face challenges no matter how it comes. And most importantly put God first in every of their endeavours.
“Another thing is for them to work very hard, be focused and never to abandon school too”.
The current Nigeria Customs player has played for Al Jazeera Sports Club of Libya, East Riffa Club of Bahrain, Al Ahli Club of Saudi Arabia, Ajman Sports club of UAE and Hatta sports club UAE