Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Super Eagles’ new striker, Anthony Nwakeme has relived his experience in the team, whilst thanking Coach Gernot Rohr, and everyone that made his invitation to the team possible.


Nwakaeme, who spoke with from his base in Israel, said it a great opportunity to join up with his brothers and senior teammates in the national team.

He said: “It was a great opportunity and I was so happy to be among my brothers and seniors. Overall, it was an honour for me. I must also thank the Coach, Gernot Rohr, Nigerians, journalists and everyone that made my invitation possible.

“The experience was great. I have played against clubs but it was my first time coming to play for a national team, so I will say it was a fantastic experience. I have never seen how a national team match looked like, but I was able to witness it firsthand, so I will say it’s a plus to my career.”


The big striker also posited that he will continue to work hard to ensure this will not be his last call up to the national team.


“I will continue to work hard, score goals, doing my best to take my team to the next level. I will let my work speak for me as I am more of a working person than a talking person.”


When asked about the competition in the national team Nwakaeme said: “The competition in the Super Eagles is good, although I don’t see myself competing with anybody; there is no reason to compete with any player, we are all good players and the coach knows who he needs at a particular time.


“Whenever I am invited to the national team, I want to compete with my opponents and not my teammates.”


Nwakaeme was in the Super Eagles squad that played Cameroon in Uyo and Yaoundé, though he was an unused substitute on both matches.


The striker will be looking forward to his debut against Zambia next month in Uyo.