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Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has made public his desire to emulate the likes of ex-Nigerian internationals, Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama who both have 101 caps each after over a decade with the Eagles, leaving them as the most capped Super Eagles players of all time. Omeruo, 26, made his international debut for the three-time African champions against Cape Verde on January 2013 and has gone on to feature 52 times for the West African side.

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It’s really a great achievement for a player to make 100 appearances for Nigeria because there are great talents in Nigeria. I think it’s also difficult to play that amount of games for the national team, because we have different coaches coming in, changing the team and inviting other players. I would have made about 80 appearances if I play all the qualifiers and also considering the games that I was on the bench, but it’s about the manager and if the player is lucky with the injury. It will be a great achievement for me to reach that number, but like I said it’s not in the players’ hands

Kenneth Omeruo

A key part of the 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations winning Eagles side in South Africa, Omeruo who showcased himself to the globe during the 2009 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Nigeria, was also one of the country’s standout performers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The versatile player who has been impressive for Leganes of Spain since his summer switch from English Premier League giants, Chelsea FC, was solid in the Nigerian backline that won the eighth AFCON bronze for the Eagles in Egypt last year.



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This article was first published on 5th May 2020 and updated on May 11th, 2020 at 9:50 am


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