Victor Osimhen, a Super Eagles striker, has stated that he is especially motivated to guarantee that the Super Eagles secure their ticket to Qatar 2022 by defeating Ghana’s Black Stars at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja tomorrow.
Both teams drew a tense goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, but the Napoli forward is confident that the Super Eagles will save their legacy by qualifying for their seventh FIFA World Cup.
“I was in the hospital at the past FIFA World Cup, in Russia 2018, supporting the Super Eagles,” Osimhen told CAFOnline.com. “I have always been a supporter of the Super Eagles, and now that we have the opportunity to play here, we have one more obstacle to overcome.” I’m excited for the game as well as receiving my World Cup ticket.”
“Ghana is a great team, and we will never underestimate them like we have in the past,” he continued. “We saw the upset the Central African Republic caused us.”
“For myself, I’d give it my all, but it’s not only about me; we have some incredible players in the team, such Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Kenneth Omeruo, and others.” “We understand the importance of the game to us, our families, careers, and the entire nation, and we will be able to realize this dream with the support of their experience.” This game is about more than football, so we’ll give it our all while also trying to gain the upper hand.”
The 23-year-old, who has 11 goals in 20 appearances for Napoli this season, was severely missed by the Super Eagles at the 2021 AFCON after his non-release since he was supposedly deemed ‘unfit’ by his Italian club.
Nigeria has only missed the World Cup once since its start in 1994, when it narrowly missed qualifying for the knockout stages in Russia.
“I was in the hospital supporting the Super Eagles at the previous FIFA World Cup, in Russia 2018,” Osimhen told CAFOnline.com. “I’ve always supported the Super Eagles, and now that we have the chance to play here, we have one more hurdle to conquer.” I’m looking forward to both the game and receiving my World Cup ticket.”
“Ghana is a fantastic squad, and we will never underestimate them again,” he concluded. “We witnessed the upheaval that the Central African Republic wreaked on us.”