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History book: Ike Uche’s reaction to representing Nigeria’s Super Eagles

Ex-Nigerian International Ikechukwu Uche once said representing the Super Eagles was a dream achieved.

The now retired ex-Villarreal and Getafe forward stated this during an interview with La Liga TV.

During his playing days, the forward alongside his brother Kalu Uche proved committed Eagles, their versatility another plus to the National team.

Uche said, “Playing for Nigeria is another great dream that I was able to achieve.

“It has always been my dream to play for Nigeria and I was very happy that I was able to achieve that and its not something that happened one time but I was able to play many games for Nigeria.”

Nigeria’s national football team players (from top L) Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel, Nigeria’s defender Godfrey Oboabona, Nigeria’s defender Efe Ambrose, Nigeria’s midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, Nigeria’s defender Elderson Echiejile and Nigeria’s forward Brown Ideye, (from bottom L) Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses, Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo, Nigeria’s forward Ikechukwu Uche, Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Nigeria’s forward Sunday Mba pose ahead of the kick off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations final football match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images)

39-year old Ike Uche made 46 appearances for the three-time African champions and scored 19 goals.

That included FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations appearances, the 2013 AFCON title a crown to show for his time with the Eagles.

“I am very happy to have achieved that, coming out of Nigeria and moving to Spain to play in the league to gather experience is something I really cherished, then getting the invite to play for the Super Eagles is one of my greatest moments.

“I also represented Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations and I had the opportunity to be one of the people that will say we won the AFCON and honestly i cannot ask for more.” Uche said.

Famous for his acrobatic goal celebrations and dazzling performances, Uche spent most of his career in Spain.

Ike Uche
Villarreal’s Nigerian forward Ikechukwu Uche celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Levante vs Villarreal at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on November 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Uche enjoyed significant success at Villarreal CF. clubless and advanced in age, the forward last represented Gimmastic in the Spanish second tier from 2016-2019.

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