Henry Onyekuru, the Nigerian forward currently playing for Al-Fayha in the Saudi Pro League, is eager to make a comeback to the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast. Despite not being consistently called up to the national team recently, Onyekuru remains optimistic about his chances.
Having made his Super Eagles debut in 2017, Onyekuru has since earned 16 caps for Nigeria. He was part of the squad for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt and the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon. The 26-year-old forward expressed his determination to be part of the 2023 AFCON, emphasizing his continued commitment to the national team.
Onyekuru highlighted the competitive nature of the Saudi league and urged Nigerian football to recognize the intensity of the competition. Currently performing well with Al-Fayha, he aims to showcase his capabilities and secure a spot in the Super Eagles squad for the upcoming tournament.
With three goals and two assists in 14 league games for Al-Fayha, Onyekuru hopes his performances will catch the attention of the national team selectors and contribute to Nigeria’s success in the 2023 AFCON.