Anthony Nwakaeme ready to grab Eagles chance with ‘both hands’

Anthony Nwakaeme
The impressive Israel-based forward is hoping to prove himself against the Chipolopolo if given a chance by Gernot Rohr

Anthony Nwakaeme is eager to make a big impression if handed his debut against Zambia on Saturday.

The forward was called up for the clash against Cameroon, thanks to his awe-inspiring form at Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

But the 28-year-old did not make his much-awaited international bow as the Super Eagles recorded impressive results against the reigning African kings.

While expressing his contentment despite his no-show against Hugo Broos’ side, Nwakaeme has vowed to prove his worth if fielded against Wedson Nyirenda’s men.

“If that happens, I will embrace with my hands and legs because I am here to play for my country,” he told Goal.

“The coach has the final say but left for me, I’m fully prepared to take my chances and make Nigerians happy.

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“No bad mood not playing against Cameroon because we achieved our aim. Besides, it’s all about time and I know it will come soon.

“It was a great experience watching my team demolish Cameroon 4-0. And against Zambia, I expect good football and same hunger like we showed in our last game because we are ready and know what is at stake.”