Omeruo: Experience, Current Form Will Help Me


Kasimpasa of Turkey defender, Kenneth Omeruo has flaunted the experience he gained from playing at the last World Cup in Brazil and his current form at club level to help him pull off heroics if included in the Super Eagles’ final squad to Russia 2018.

Omeruo, who is eyeing a return to his parent club, Chelsea, this summer, said he will rely on the experience he gained from playing at Brazil 2018 to help him to shine next month in Russia.

In his second spell with Kasimpasa, on another loan move, for the 2017/2018 Turkish season, Omeruo made 27 league starts in 32 matches in the heart of the Istanbul-based club’s defence.

In those matches, Omeruo helped his team to six clean sheets, with three cautions, all of which marked a remarkable improvement on his disciplinary record as he bagged eight and 10 yellow cards in the two preceding seasons.

Omeruo, who also played at the FIFA U17 and U20 World Cups in 2009 and 2011 respectively, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013, has now promised whole-hearted commitment to Nigeria’s cause at Russia 2018.

He also praised the quality of players and vibrant atmosphere within the Eagles ranks, which he says is the best he has seen in recent time, as everyone’s focus is to ensure the team go far at the World Cup.

Omeruo said: “Getting minutes ahead of the crucial summer influenced my decision to move on loan away from Chelsea and today I am not regretting making the choice to join Kasimpasa.

“One thing I would guarantee is commitment whenever I am called upon. My form going into the World Cup is at its best and I would draw from my experience in Brazil to ensure that we don’t disappoint millions of Nigerians.”


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