Uncategorized February 18, 2015
He can be referred to as a baby-faced assassin for his ruthlessness in front of goal and Samuel Chukwueze has enthused about the prospect of getting among the goals for the Golden Eaglets in their second game against Guinea on Wednesday at the on-going African Under-17 Championship.
Chukwueze, who has scored a cumulative 13 goals in 37 matches including a beauty in the 4-0 win over Congo Democratic Republic in the qualifiers, missed the first game against Niger on Sunday after a freak injury but has since returned to full fitness.
“It was hard to sit on the bench watching others play against Niger on Sunday because I wanted to showcase what I have but what was most important was the victory,” said Chukwueze who adores Dutch star, Arjen Robben.
Chukwueze is indeed a lad for the big occasion and was the star when he helped his academy win the 2013 Under-17 Iber Cup in Estoril, Portugal. But speaking about the moment, he said he was at the ready should he be given the nod to play against Guinea.
“I’m very fine and ready to go,” said the self-assured lad. “I’m ready to mark and push the attack more if I’m fielded and by the grace of God, we shall win the match against Guinea on Wednesday.”