Ahead of the crucial back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Kenneth Omeruo is delighted to make a return to the Super Eagles.
The 22-year old has been an integral member of the Super Eagles since breaking into the team in 2013, but suffered an injury with his club which ruled him out of Nigeria’s last games.
But having returned from injury and featured consistently for Kasimpasa – where he has been on loan from Chelsea – the central defender has made a return to the team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and he has spoken of his delight at returning.
“It feels good to be back and I was happy when I got the invite,” Omeruo told fcnaija in an exclusive interview.
The games against the Pharaohs are very crucial and could decide Nigeria’s fate in the race for the next Africa Cup of Nations and Omeruo acknowledges this, and says he is very happy to be part of the Nigerian team that will face their Egyptian counterparts.
“These games (against Egypt) are crucial and I am happy to be part of the team that will represent my country,” he reiterated.
The former Flying Eagles defender has been a mainstay in the heart of the defence for Turkish Super Lig side, Kasimpasa, and has helped them close in on a place in the Europa League for next season.
Kasimpasa conceded over 70 goals last season, but now have the best defensive record in the Turkish top-flight, thanks to the consistency of their Nigerian import.
They are away at Sivasspor later on Monday night.