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@Sports Africa: I’ve to prove I’m able and worthy of a world cup ticket – Onyekuru boasts


Nigeria striker who has been sidelined by injury for a while now and who is now fit-again Henry Onyekuru has said that he is set to prove his fitness and form to force his way into Nigeria’s World Cup squad.
“I have to prove that I’m able and worthy to go and play – once I do that – it’s up to the manager to select the team,” he told BBC Sport.
“There is a lot of competition which is good. We have a strong team good enough to represent the country very well.”
The 20-year-old talented striker is currently on loan at Belgian club Anderlecht from Everton.

He seem to be favoured because it was originally feared he would be out for up to six months after he suffered the knee injury in an encounter with former team Eupen three days before Christmas.
However, his hope got resuscitated after a swift return to Everton to follow his rehabilitation programme helped his quick recovery.
“I feel great. I’m just thankful to God for getting me through this injury and all the medical team at both clubs for their help,” Onyekuru said.
“To be able to come back without having surgery is a blessing.”
Onyekuru’s 22 goals for his Belgian top-flight club Eupen last season caught the eyes of the Super Eagles coach. His nine goals in 19 league games and four appearances in the UEFA Champions League matches for the Brussels outfit before his injury made a deep impression on Rohr.
Meanwhile, in his absence, the team has formed a great bond and Onyekuru knows he could face a battle to earn a spot but is determined to prove himself.
He said, “I had a good chat with coach Rohr, he wished me well and I would love to use these remaining games to show I’m back and ready to soar with the Super Eagles at the World Cup.”

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