Henry Onyekuru eyeing first full international for Nigeria

Henry Onyekuru eyeing first full international for Nigeria
Dani Alves (L) of Paris Saint-Germain in action against Henry Onyekuru (R) of Anderlecht during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Anderlecht, near Brussels, Belgium, 18 October 2017. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 09, 2017. 18:00

Nigerian international striker, Henry Onyekuru is delighted to have an opportunity to make his debut for the Super Eagles.

The 20-year-old is looking forward to his first official appearance for the West Africans as they prepare to face the Desert Warriors of Algeria on Friday in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.


Onyekuru expressed his delight on Twitter after the RSC Anderlecht (on loan from Everton) forward made his first appearance in a non-competitive game against Togo in June.

He played against the Sparrow Hawks in a cameo role as the Super Eagles won 3-0, but was not been invited by coach Gernot Rohr since the outing.

However, the forward has an opportunity to impess the manager ahead of the World Cup in Russia as the 2013 African champions have already secured their place after garnering 13 points from five matches in the qualifiers.

“My first full international call up for the Nigeria National Team! God is great,” Onyekuru tweeted.

“Blessed to be able to share this moment with these guys and we will do our best to make Nigeria proud.”

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