Chukwueze was listed by Coach Paul Aigbogun as one of the eight prospective overseas-based professionals being considered in the 23-man squad along with the likes of Kingsley Michael, Ash Kigbu, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Chinedu Ekene, Henry Offia, Abubakar Jibril and Hamdi Akujobi
But sources close to the Villarreal winger has informed that the 19-year-old believes his interest would be better served with the Super Eagles than a shot with the Flying Eagles in Poland.
“Samuel is not ready to play for the Flying Eagles in Poland,” a close confidant of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with the Golden Eaglets told Sporting Life on condition of anonymity.“The boy has been so busy for Villarreal this season; he has also played for the Super Eagles and the Olympic Eagles and what do they want him for in the U-20 team again?”
Words were rife that Chukwueze wanted to create history as one of few Nigerian players to feature in all FIFA-organised tournaments by following his attendance at the U-17 in 2015 with the U-20 in Poland but our correspondent gathered that the lad is having none of that after all.
“Unless miracle happens, Samuel will not be in Poland with Flying Eagles and his priority now is to make the Super Eagles’ squad for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt,” he further explained.
Incidentally, Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has not hid his love for the electrifying winger who he once described as one of the futures of the national team.
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“Samuel is happy playing under coach Rohr and I think he’s made up his mind to play for the Super Eagles; he won’t be going to Poland with the Flying Eagles,”added the impeccable source.
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