Obafemi: I'm very proud

By SFC Media time Tue 20 Nov International
Photo by Getty Images | Michael Obafemi

18-year-old striker Michael Obafemi has set his sights on winning many more caps for the Republic of Ireland following last night's senior debut against Denmark.

The teenager was introduced in the 80th minute by Martin O'Neill, solidifying his commitment to Ireland, having previously been eligible to represent both Nigeria and England.

Obafemi, whose family were in the crowd at Ceres Park, described the moment of elation as he replaced Callum O'Dowda for the final 10 minutes of the tie, and hopes it's just the beginning of a long-lasting international career in green and white.

"It's an amazing feeling to get my first cap for my country. I'm very proud, absolutely buzzing," the young Dubliner reflected.

"I'll be getting this shirt framed to put in my house. Obviously my career is still young, but this is definitely a major moment in it.

"Hopefully I can be playing for years to come. I want to get as many caps as possible, score goals if I can, and just keep enjoying it.

"There was no doubt in my head about playing for Ireland. I've represented Ireland in youth ages and this is where I belong."


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