–Villareal striker wants scoring return to Nigeria team
Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche is keen to make a goal scoring return to the Nigeria squad after he was recalled for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)
qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.
The 30-year-old last played for the Super Eagles at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa but he was handed a recall for the crucial qualifying matches in November by head coach, Stephen Keshi.
Uche who has netted 18 times in senior internationals with Nigeria is eager to hit the ground running.
“I had a conversation with Ikechukwu Uche on Tuesday evening and he told me he can’t wait to join the team. He’s very excited by the prospect of playing for the Super Eagles again,” spokesman of the national team, Ben Alaiya told supersport.com on Wednesday.
The media chief added that Uche is looking forward to adding to his 18 international goals by scoring in the upcoming game against Congo and South Africa.
“Uche says nothing beats scoring for Nigeria and that he will want to do it again in the matches we will be playing this month.
“He wants to make the fans, his teammates and indeed all Nigerians happy with a great display in the games. He knows Nigerians expect a lot from him,” he said.
Uche made his Nigeria debut in 2007 and has gone on to amass 44 senior caps since then.
The attacker has been in decent form for his Spanish club, Villarreal this term and has netted three goals in all competition for the Yellow Submarine.