Jubilation in Nigeria As Top English Footballer Confirms Readiness to Play for Super Eagles

Jubilation in Nigeria As Top English Footballer Confirms Readiness to Play for Super Eagles

  • Middlesbrough forward Uche Ikpeazu has stated clearly that he is ready to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The 26-year-old who was born is England is eligible to play for Nigeria as his dad is a Nigerian while his mother is Ugandan
  • Ikepeazu explained that former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has also told him to represent Nigeria

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Uche Ikpeazu who currently plays for Championship side Middlesbrough has sensational admitted that he is interested in playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the future.

The 26-year-old forward was born in the United Kingdom by a Nigerian man and Ugandan mother and he has the right to play for any nation of his choice between the two.

Last year, Uche Ikpeazu was invited into the Ugandan national senior team for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, but he was unable to play due to the disturbance of COVID-19 which made CAF cancel the game.

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Uche Ikpeazu
Uche Ikpeazu in action. Photo by Paul Devlin
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The joy and ambition of all players playing professional football is to represent their countries and Uche is now open to wear the Super Eagles shirt.

According to the report on Complete Sport and GOAL, the former Blackpool star was recently in Nigeria where he confirmed his readiness to play for the three-time African champions.

Uche Ikpeazu's reaction

“And now that I am at Middlesbrough, my mind is telling me to play for the national team of Nigeria, that is a fact and I believe that I can achieve that because I have got all the tools and the ability to go and do well for the Super Eagles.
“Like I said before, I am still available for one reason or the other, having not managed to play for Uganda and when I was in Nigeria, my good friend, Odion Ighalo was even convincing me that I should play for the Super Eagles with the ability that I have got.''

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye emerged as target for Belgian professional Football League side Anderlecht who are are ready to recruit fresh legs for the coming season.

Maduka Okoye became their target following his impressive performances last season for Sparta Rotterdam where he ended up getting the most valuable player award.

In his debut season in Holland, the 21-year-old shot stopper has established himself as No 1 at Sparta, keeping 10 clean sheets in 28 appearances in the league.

It is a very commendable return from a player who did not cost the Dutch club anything when he signed the dotted lines in July 2020 from hometown club Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Source: Legit.ng

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