I’ll score against Congo, Bafana Bafana, Uche boasts
Returnee Super Eagles and 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
“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 has said.
He 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 competitions for the Yellow
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