Ebuehi: I Turned Down Benfica Move Because Of World Cup

Ebuehi: I Turned Down Benfica Move Because Of World Cup

By Adeboye Amosu:Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi says he rejected the chance to join Portuguese giants Benfica in January to boost his chances of representing the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ebuehi whose current contract with Dutch club ADO Den Haag will expire in the summer was close to linking up with  Benfica during the winter transfer window  after successful talks between the Portuguese giants and his club ADO Den Haag.
”It’s my choice,” Ebuehi who feat for Nigeria in the friendly win against two-time world champions Argentina last November stated in an interview with m.update.nl.
“For me, the most important thing is to keep making minutes. Going to such a club means a new adventure and you do not know whether you’re going to make minutes.
“Here, I get trust from the club, the trainer and the players. If I keep playing here, I can hopefully go to the World Cup and nice things can come.”
The young defender also spoke at the prospect of making Nigeria’s 23-man squad to World Cup in Russia
“I do not have to think about it too much otherwise it can also be a disappointment, I feel good about it, and of course I dream about it, it’s close and in terms of football, the World Cup is the biggest stage in the world,” he added.
 “If I’m selected,  it will be a dream come true, maybe the biggest one. “
The 22-year-old also gave a hint on his future as he is set to become a free agent in the summer.
 “You never know in football. Maybe I’ll be here next season, but in the end I want to keep making personal steps and achieve the highest possible achievements, I keep all options open at the moment.”


  • Abdul andah 11 months ago

    Wow that’s nice idea!
    Wish you a nice outing with the super eagles in the coming world cup.
    You have really impressed so far in the Dutch league.
    I love your calmness even when the pressure is mounting.
    You are one of the those who have really shown that Nigeria groom players outside the shores of Nigeria predominantly in Europe are far better….
    I love your good passing ability men!
    Keep on improving TY.

  • Omo9ja 11 months ago

    Well spoken bro. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Austin 11 months ago

    Nice talk. I was quite impressed with ebuehi’s defending role for the super eagles against Argentina in the friendly. He’s good and no doubt part of the teams future if he keeps it that way. Keep it up.

  • vincent Onuigwe 11 months ago

    Injury free bro see you in Russia

  • Precious Amadasun 11 months ago

    He deserves a sit in the plane to the World Cup. Top player, well grounded.

  • Good idea bro i like ur playing pattern keep it up and keep improving i which you good luck ebuehi

  • His speed and swiftness is commendable. Keep working on yourself, fate would surely smile at you.

  • jafolay 11 months ago

    Ebuehi composure on the pitch of play is great with his firmness on the right back position is noteworthy… Keep it up bro, a wise decision bro see you at the mundial, world cup 2018…Go Ebuehi,Go Super Eagles, Gooo Nigeria.

  • ALFREDINHO 11 months ago

    A wise decision from a young man with great potentials .Watching him play against Argentina I saw a young vibrant man that is swift, composed and also calm even in midst of pressure .Infact for me I think he is the best in that right back position at the moment . I wish you the best at your club and also wish you injury free and physical fitness to be ready for Russia . Best of luck Tyronne Ebuehi .Nigeria needs more of your caliber .

  • Ifeanyi 11 months ago

    Wise decision my brother. I love that, if you don’t make the team to the World Cup i wonder who will. You are a modern day right back so you’re in the plane to Russia with super eagles by God’s Grace. I wish you injury free keep it up. God bless you.