Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru on Thursday stepped up his effort to get a starting shirt with the Super Eagles, in Friday’s match against Seychelles, their last qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
With Girondins-Bordeaux of France winger, Samuel Kalu out of the game at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on account of injury and trauma, while Villarreal of Spain star, Samuel Chukwueze is with the under-23 team, both flanks of the Eagles appear up for grabs.
With that in view, Onyekuru has undertaken spirited efforts in training, such that he has even gone on to defy crunchy tackles from defenders that are equally desirous of spots in the starting 11 versus Seychelles.
Footballlive.ng gathered further that Onyekuru, who is now subject of a potential summer transfer bid by Bayern Munich of Germany,
Onyekuru did a lot of damage with the ball at his feet, while his pace and direct running at defenders made it hard for them to keep him in check, but he did not contribute in falling back or marking from the front.
As it were, Onyekuru will have to contend with come-backing Levante of Spain winger, Moses Simon, who is best remembered for the form he enacted during the World Cup qualifiers, when he dazzled home and away to Cameroon, against which he scored in the 1-1 draw in Yaounde.
Simon has also stepped up his effort in training, as the former SK Trencin of Slovakia and KAA Gent of Belgium trickster aims to outdo all rivals for the Eagles’ second flank’s spot, behind Ahmed Musa.
Simon looked very sharp at both ends of the pitch, going past all markers and delivered crosses with precision, while also helping out in defence.