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Omeruo Set To Make 4th LaLiga Start For Leganes; Upbeat On Eagles’ AFCON Ticket

Omeruo Set To Make 4th LaLiga Start For Leganes; Upbeat On Eagles’ AFCON Ticket

By Johnny Edward:
Kenneth Omeruo is set to make his fourth successive start for CD Leganes in their away game gainst Girona FC tonight (Saturday) in a Spanish LaLiga encounter after he was listed in the club’s 19-man matchday squad, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Nigerian international is one of the six defenders listed by coach Mauricio Pellegrino for the encounter according to a post on Leganes’ Twitter handle on Saturday.

Omeruo has made five La Liga appearances since he joined the club on a season loan from Chelsea.

CD Leganes are without a win from their last three games, recording two draws and a defeat and have not kept a clean sheet.

“We need to win and I hope it goes well,” Omeruo told CSN on the game against Girona.

The 25-year-old who is expected to report to the Super Eagles camp on Sunday ahead of their game against South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier admits that the game in Johannesburg won’t be an easy one l expresses confidence that the team will secure at least apoint to seal qualification for the tournament in Cameroon next summer.

“Having missed the last two AFCON finals, we made it through to the 2018 World Cup, and now we are close to securing qualification and we are ready to get a win in South Africa,” Omeruo told CSN.

“The game against South Africa is a very important one because it’s a game we have to win, not just for our pride, but also for the country and to put us back in the Nations Cup come next year.”

“We have the capable hands to win this game.”

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  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Nigerians likes the fighting spirit in Omeruo. He should start against South Africa next weekend. Balogun has permanently being relegated to the bench in his Club now. May be the folks in Brighton are saying that he is too old at 31. Thank God we have Omeruo to take his place in the National team. This is the time for Omeruo to shine for Nigeria as he is currently doing for the Club .