Huesca of Spain midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali has revealed his delight in linking up with the under-23 national team, Olympic Eagles and declared that he is thinking only of victory with the squad against Sudan at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday, megasportsarena.com reports.
Casting his thoughts ahead of Tuesday’s game in the Delta State capital, Nwakali admits he was sad not being able to play in the first leg, which the Olympic Eagles lost 1-0 away, but he vowed to help the squad turn the table round in the reverse fixture.
The Chile 2015 FIFA U-178 World Cup-winning captain, who was until recently officially registered with Arsenal of England, added that Tuesday’s match in Asaba is the golden opportunity he and his colleagues have in redeeming their image, after the first leg loss.
The fair-skinned battler, who previously played on loan at VV Van Venlo and MVV Maastricht of Holland as well as FC Porto of Portugal, reckoned further that, since Sudan could beat Nigeria at their backyard, the Eagles too should be able to make the best use of home advantage to get their own pound of flesh against the visitors.
Nwakali stressed: “We will give our best to ensure we qualify for the Olympics. We are not taking them for granted, but we want to win this second leg at home. They beat us in Sudan. So, now we want to beat them at our home. We will work together to win.”