With three weeks to the 2018 World Cup Qualifying clash against the Chipololpolo of Zambia, Super Eagles and CSKA Moscow striker, Aaron Olanare Samuel as declared himself ready for the crucial clash in Uyo.

The striker, who spoke with exclusively from his base in Russia after CSKA Moscow’s last training session ahead of this weekend clash with FK Rostov said: 

“I’m in good shape and ready to play for Nigeria any time I’m called up. I played about 65 minute for my club in our 2-1 win against Benfica in the Champions League and I am also looking forward to this weekend’s game against Rostov; hopefully, I can get on the score sheet.”

He also added that playing in the Champions League will help toughen him up for a spot in the Super Eagles’ starting eleven.

The former Guangzhou R&F striker who was invited for the clash against Cameroon as a late replacement for Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, but did not feature, said he hopes to be called up against Zambia when the list is been announced.

“I am looking forward to another invitation against Zambia come next month and I hope to battle for the starting shirt,” said Samuel.

The 23-year- old was an integral part of the late Stephen Keshi’s team between 2014 and 2015, playing 7 games and scoring twice for the Super Eagles against Sudan in Abuja and Congo, in a 2015 Nations Cup qualifier.