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Amokachi backs Ujah to shine with Eagles

Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi has stated that up and coming Mainz striker Anthony Ujah will get his chance at full international level.

Ujah netted a brace at the weekend against VfB Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga and Amokachi said he was impressed with what he saw. “He’s a good player. With the way he played (vs Stuttgart), he will most certainly give the other strikers in the national team a run for their money,” said Amokachi.

“I’m sure the manager (Stephen Keshi) watched him in that game and I can assure you he will get his chance in the Eagles soon.”

Amokachi said he is also excited by another young striker Edward Ofere of Italian club Lecce. “I love the physical presence that Ofere brings to a team. He’s a big centre-forward,” he remarked. Ofere is one of several uncapped players in the squad for the matches against Botswana and Zambia by the weekend.

Amokachi equally hailed the clearance by FIFA of Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses to star for Nigeria, saying he is another great addition to the Eagles.


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