Onyekuru: Eagles Are Well Motivated To Beat Libya

Onyekuru: Eagles Are Well Motivated To Beat Libya

By Johnny Edward in Uyo:
Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru, says the dream of representing Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon is the biggest motivation the Super Eagles have to beat Libya in Saturday’s clash at the Akwa Ibom international stadium Uyo, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru, a big prospect for Nigeria prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, was left out of the Super Eagles squad to the mundial after he failed to recover on time from a leg injury that kept him out of action for five months.

But having been recalled to the team, the 20 year old wants to keep his place in the team.

“So happy to be in the team for the game against Libya. We are self motivated because a large number of us haven’t been to the Nations Cup before,” Onyekuru told CSN in Uyo.

“Winning these two games against Libya will give us a a good advantage of qualifying for the tournament.”

On the competition places in the Super Eagles attack, the Everton loanee says he will be fully ready to play whatever role the coach requires of him.

“We have good players and we have to justify it when we are called upon to play.”


  • Nigeria Vs Libya Preview 3

    Well said Onyekuru!

    In this part of my preview, I focus on fans of the Super Eagles who care to take time out of their busy schedules and routine to contribute on this forum.

    So, what have fans been saying on the build up to this match?

    1. Victory for Nigeria a foregone conclusion: Many fans do not even want to entertain the notion that Super Eagles may falter in this match. Like one contributor said, if Okpotu and co and defeat Libya 1:0 in CHAN, then surely , even made-in-china goal-scorer Ighalo should be able to inspire the Super Eagles to victory, home and away, against Libya. (Fingers Crossed)

    2. Ighalo again: The prayers of some fans were not answered as Ighalo landed at the airport in Uyo with a wide smile on his face as if he was saying in his mind: “ I am here and I will play, so live with it!”.

    3. Amrouche should be coach of Nigeria: Some fans have gone has far as suggesting the Adel Amrouche, who recently left his post as Libyan coach, could be a good coach for Nigeria. It is good to see that some of us are happy to ‘forgive and forget’ quickly.

    4. Satisfaction with invited players: Apart from Ighalo, fans, for the most part, are happy with the list of invited players for the matches against Libya.

    5. Unadventurous Rohr: Though happy with the whole squad, some fans harbour the disquiet that Rohr will still stick to his “core” group of players when he names his starting 11, even if things are not going well on the pitch.

    And so brings to an end my 3 part preview of the Nig. vs Lib. match. I wish you all a pleasant day and I hope you have a nice time on Saturday.

  • Bomboy 4 months ago

    @ Deo, thanks for your wet up.

    I have a feeling that Ighalo will win over some of his doubters and critics (including me) by playing well and scoring against the Libyans.

    I hope I am right because if he fails to score, this may well be his last chance in the first team.

  • Bomboy 4 months ago

    “Write up”, not wet up.