In a determined comeback bid, Anderlecht forward Henry Onyekuru is setting his sights on earning a place in the Super Eagles’ World Cup squad. The 20-year-old, who has recently recovered from a lengthy injury, is poised to make a return to action with Anderlecht, where he is currently on loan from Everton.
Onyekuru expressed his eagerness to prove his readiness for international duty, stating, “I have to prove that I’m able and worthy to go and play. Once I do that, it’s up to the manager to select the team.” He acknowledged the stiff competition within the squad, emphasizing the strength of the team, saying, “We have a strong team good enough to represent the country very well.”
Having had a positive conversation with Coach Rohr, Onyekuru is determined to showcase his capabilities in the remaining games. Speaking to BBC Sport, he said, “I had a good chat with Coach Rohr, he wished me well and I would love to use these remaining games to show I’m back and ready to soar with the Super Eagles at the World Cup.”
Acknowledging the unpredictable nature of his career, Onyekuru remains focused on the present, expressing his gratitude for overcoming the knee injury sustained in December. He stated, “It’s everyone’s dream to play in a World Cup, so of course, that is the goal.”
As Onyekuru resumes full training in Belgium, he reflects on his recovery, stating, “I feel great. I’m just thankful to God for getting me through this injury and all the medical team at both clubs for their help. To be able to come back without having surgery is a blessing.” Nigerian football fans are undoubtedly anticipating Onyekuru’s return and his potential inclusion in the Super Eagles’ World Cup campaign.