Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy) would be all out to score for the Super Eagles gain, if he is fielded in next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.
This sequel to reports reaching footballlive.ng that the former Portugal-based towering attacker is eager toi add to his debut strike against Liberia.
‘Simy’ hit headlines with one of Nigeria’s goals in a 2-1 win against George Weah’s lone star, during an exhibition match in Monrovia, and the youngster has set his sight on an encore
However, while admitting his ambition to score again for the Eagles, ‘Simy’ admits he is expecting a tough match for Eagles against The Mediterranean Knights of Libya at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on October 13.
The 26-year-old Simy made his competitive debut for Nigeria against Croatia at the 2018 World Cup and also featured in their final group game against Argentina.
He took five games before opening his account for the Super Eagles in their 2-1 win over Liberia in an exhibition match, few days after he was an unused sub against Seychelles.
The North Africans currently top Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with four points from two matches, one ahead of Nigeria ahead of next month’s double-ties in Uyo and Tunisia, but ‘Simy’ says the Eagles are determined to turn the table round.
”On the Libya game, it is going to a very tight and close game. We will approach the game with the same determination to win and build up our qualifying chances.”
”It is a great feeling scoring my first Super Eagles goal and I hope to build on that confidence in the upcoming games. My target for my club is always to get better and do better than last season.”