I will keep fighting Ighalo and Iheanacho - Nwakaeme

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Anthony Nwakaeme (Right) has revealed he will not stop fighting Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo, after failing to make his debut for the Super Eagles earlier this month.Anthony Nwakaeme (Right) has revealed he will not stop fighting Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo, after failing to make his debut for the Super Eagles earlier this month.


Hapoel Be’er Sheva striker Anthony Nwakaeme has spoken of his desire to keep pushing to win the heart of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr after he failed to make his long-awaited debut against Cameroon this month.

Nwakaeme is third on the peaking order of strikers in the Eagles behind China-based Odion Ighalo and Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, but he is looking at fighting Iheanacho and Ighalo for a starter's shirt in the team.

The 28-year-old striker said: “I am not in any way disappointed not to have got my chance. Being here on its own is a blessing,” he told ScoreNigeria.

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“This is my first time in an African game, it’s my first time on the pitch in an international game.

“I will not say I deserve to get a start because if you ask any of the 23 players who were selected, they would all say they deserve the opportunity to play, but I will keep pushing and fighting to get my chance because at the end of the day, it’s the coach who decides.”

Last season, Nwakaeme netted 11 goals in 33 appearances for Hapoel Be’er Sheva to remain champions of Israel.

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