Onuachu reacts to AFCON selection
New Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu has expressed delight in seeing his name in the Super Eagles squad for AFCON 2019.
The 24-year-old Onuachu who only had his first call up in March, is now talking Africa Cup of Nations where is expected to lead Nigeria’s front line.
“Am really happy, since I joined the first team, doing what the coaches want, getting some time and the coaches believed in me,” said the 2.01 meters tall striker.
“I’m really happy my performance has earned me a call-up, am not saying the AFCON will be easy, but if we work hard and stick to the coaches plan, everything will go well for us”.
Paul Onuachu's goal vs. Egypt (1-0) pic.twitter.com/bnU648KI0T— .... (@Okwuchi_) March 26, 2019
“Am really happy and excited that I am among the squad, am happy,” added.
Nigeria kick off AFCON on Saturday 22 June against Burundi, before later facing Guinea as well as Madagascar.