Super eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho says it will be a dream come true for him to represent Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup.
The Manchester City star who recently turned 20, has been a shining light for both club and country.
He got the match winner when the Three-time African Champions defeated Tanzania 1-0 in the final match of the 2017 AFCON and has firmly set his sights on helping Nigeria reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“To play in the FIFA World Cup will be a dream come true for me and is going to help my career as a player too,” Iheanacho told cafonline.com.
The former Golden Eaglets star will be part of the Super Eagles squad to face Chipolopolo in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as they seek to pick the sole ticket in Group B ahead of Zambia, Algeria, and Cameroon.
“It’s an away game for us and is going to be a difficult one. We have great players that will make the difference against Zambia,” he said.
“We have to overcome Zambia first before we can talk about Cameroon and Algeria. However, it’s not going to be easy and nobody knows what’s going to happen. We will keep fighting as a team to get to the World Cup.
“It’s unfortunate we missed out on the 2017 AFCON but we are not out of everything. We have all put that behind us and our focus is on the next games.
“We have to take that as a lesson and come back stronger to qualify for the World Cup. I will also work hard for my country as an individual; and we are going to put in all hard work collectively as a team.”