galatasaray’s henry onyekuru aims for victory with nigeria

13:28    05 Sep 2018

Henry Onyekuru
Galatasaray striker Henry Onyekuru says he is aiming for victory with Nigeria when they participate in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this coming weekend.

The Super Eagles will take on the Seychelles away from home on Saturday afternoon in their second Group E qualifier.

Nigeria come into the clash placed third on the pool standings after they lost their opening match 2-0 at home to South Africa back in June 2017.

The Seychelles, meanwhile, are placed last after their match away to Libya (which was played in Egypt due to continuing political instability in the North African country) ended in a 5-1 defeat.

Onyekuru joined the Nigerian set-up on something of a low, after his Gala side was handed a 4-0 defeat by Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig this past weekend.

The striker last played for the Super Eagles in last year’s dead rubber World Cup qualifiers against Algeria and will most definitely be pushing for a start as he hopes to meet the required number of games to secure a work permit to play for Everton of England.

“The game against Trabzonspor is behind me now; it’s one of those few bad days but I’m confident we will bounce back from it,” said Onyekuru.

“For now, the focus is the national team ahead of our qualifiers and I’m super excited to be back with the team. I hope we can get back to winning ways.”
 

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