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Onyekuru eyes 2023 AFCON participation with the Super Eagles

Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru says he is eyeing 2023 AFCON particpation with the Super Eagles despite being away from the team in recent times.

Onyekuru joined the Saudi Arabian transfer train when he moved to Al Fayha in August 2023.

The former Monaco man has not featured in recent Super Eagles engagements but says he is pushing to play at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament again.

“I was there at the last AFCON in Cameroon, and I am really pushing to be there again,” Onyekuru told Arab News.

“In Nigerian football, there is still this negative mentality about the Saudi league – they don’t think it is as intense.

“But I think they should be able to see that now. The players who play here make it competitive. I am not giving up, and anything can happen.” Onyekuru said.

Nigeria is drawn in group A at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations alongside hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.

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