Omeruo aims to beat Yobo and Enyeama’s Super Eagles record

Omeruo aims to beat Yobo and Enyeama’s Super Eagles record

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo said it would be a great achievement for him to win 100 caps for the senior national team.

The Leganes defender is one of the few players who have donned the Green and White jerseys of Nigeria at all level and he’s currently on 52 caps for the Super Eagles.


 

 

Meanwhile, current Super Eagles assistant coach Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama are the only two players who have played over 100 games for the three-time African champions, Omeruo, however, believes there are several factors limiting other players from reaching centurion for the national team.

 

 

“It’s really a great an achievement for a player to make 100 appearances for Nigeria because there are great talents in Nigeria.”

 

 

“I think it’s it’s also difficult to play that amount of games for the national team, because we have different coaches coming in, changing the team and invite other players,” he told www.brila.net.

 

 

The former Standard Liege of Belgium defender who made his Super Eagles debut against Cape Verde in January 2013, hope he can match Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama’s record of 101 caps for Nigeria.

 

 

“I would have made about 80 appearances if I play all the qualifiers and also considering the games that I was on the bench, so but it’s about the manager and if the player is lucky with injury.

 

 

Of course, it will be a great achievement for me to reach that number, but like I said it’s not in players’ hands.” he told www.brila.net.

 

 

Omeruo has represented Nigeria in three major tournaments, which includes the 2018 FIFA World Cup and two African cup of Nations, where he has a gold and bronze medal respectively.

 

 

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