The striker returns to the squad after a long absence from international football.
Nigeria striker Victor Obinna says he is looking to adopt a leadership role within the squad after returning to the national team setup.
Despite being only 26-years of age, Obinna’s haul of 44 caps makes him one of the more experienced campaigners in the Super Eagles dressing room after ending his long exile from international football last month.
The former Inter Milan and West Ham attacker returned for the Nelson Mandela Challenge against South Africa and is now primed to feature in the vital 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malawi on Saturday.
With progression to the knock-out stages still not a reality, Obinna has realised the responsibility of being one of the most-capped players for his country and is willing to become a beacon of advice for the younger members of the squad.
“I am happy to be back. I feel a lot of pride playing for Nigeria,” the Lokomtiv Moscow forward told Football411.
“To be honest, there has been a lot of changes in the team. I have been out for a while and returning, I think I am now one of the most experienced boys in the side.
“A lot is expected of me by the coaches and my teammates and I have to show leadership.”