Ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg on November 17, Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has described Samuel Chukwueze as a quality player that would give the team more attacking depth.
Earning his first call-up to the senior national team due to his splendid performance with Villarreal in the Spanish league, Chukwueze was a member of the Golden Eaglets that won the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile, where scored three goals.
Having netted his first goal in the Submarines colours against Almeria, Rohr revealed that the future of the 19-year-old player is bright and he would give Nigeria a balance in the attack.
“Chukwueze has a good left foot‚ is quick‚ has a low centre of gravity‚ which gives him a very good balance‚ and can deliver and score,” Rohr said.
“We need a player like him to give us balance in attack and he can also play through the middle.”