New Super Eagle Uzochukwu: Bring On Tanzania!

New Super Eagle Uzochukwu: Bring On Tanzania!

By Johnny Edward:

Amkar Perm new boy Izunna Uzochukwu has vowed to give his all if fielded in Nigeria‘s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on Saturday in Dar-es-Salaam despite being a new player in the Super Eagles.

The 23-year-old midfielder says he is fully prepared to battle for a place in the team and help Nigeria maintain their 100% record in their AFCON qualifiers.

“My aim is to give a performance that will earn me another call-up to the national team,” Uzochukwu began in a chat with

“I’m ready for the competition which this invitation brings.”

Uzochukwu who is one of the four Russian-based players called up by Sunday Oliseh for this weekend’s fixture also expects the game to be a close and hostile one, but believes the Super Eagles can exploit the defensive frailties of the host with the pacy forwards in the team.

“We have an ambition and that is to win. They will want to intimidate us but we have players that can take them on in attack,” he added:

Uzochukwu has played five of Amkar Perm’s seven games in the Russian league this season.


  • Asogwa chidiebere sunday 3 years ago

    Without no doupt,it’s germane to note that our darling team the super eagle has been blowing hot and cold under our so-called expatriate and indigenous coaches.for the Nigeria football federation to appoint a yuppie man like oliseh,i see Nigeria football moving to greater level. His calibre,i mean oliseh,is a man who is affluent so is going to be difficuit to see players bribe him in-order to corrupt his mind and heart like our previous coaches(No name metioned)The game on sunday should not be used as case study,in d game of soccer,minnors no longer exist but frankly speaking the Tazania team are un-match to more experience nigeria. The super eagle will give them they own cachet.if agree with me this current team is young and without any impudent players like the previous one’s who some of them sees themselves as cacus(without them nothing can be done)come sunday no hiding place for the Tazania national team,4-0 prediction in favour of the super eagle should not be suprise but reality. Go super eagle