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Emmanuel eyes Eagles return

Sunday Emmanuel who had a stint with the Super Eagles under late Stephen Keshi has declared his intention to fight his way back to the team.

Emmanuel who this term played on loan for a Vietnamese first division side, Thanh Hoa FC said he would be returning to Europe from where he hopes to impress new Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr.

“I was in Vietnam where I played on loan for just four months. The Vietnam experience was a good one because I was able to help the club finish well. I scored seven goals in 11 appearances. I m through with Vietnam.


My manager is negotiating with some European clubs that have shown interest in me, once the deal is done then I will settle down and take my career to the next level. My desire is to return to the Eagles. It was great being part of the team under Stephen Keshi, I pray I get another opportunity to play for the country,” Emmanuel said.

The 22- year old striker gave kudos to the Eagles for starting the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers on a brilliant note with the 2-1 away victory over Zambia, even as he tipped them to beat Algeria in Uyo next month.

“I m happy we started the World Cup qualifiers on a good note. The players worked hard in that game against Zambia. I see us beating Algeria in the next game.”

Emmanuel who is home in the country to see his family visited some charity homes last week, where he donated some items to the inmates.


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