Super Eagles vice-captain, Kenneth Omeruo has welcomed the stiff competition in the heart of the team’s defense ahead of their doubleheader AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho, reports.
The Leganes centre-back, who is expected to make his first return to the team since their 3rd place triumph at July’s AFCON in Egyptfurther opined that the team has coped well without the retired duo of Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo.


“It’s good for the team to have more quality players. Competition is good and I welcome that. I did not play the last two games against Ukraine and Brazil and the other guys did well so tomorrow we will see how it goes.


“Luckily for us, we have had a great addition in Aribo. I’m yet to see him in person but I watched the games against Ukraine and Brazil and he was exceptional and got two good goals.


“For me both Mikel and Ighalo are great players and have duly given their best for the National team so i think the other guys coming up now can step into their shoes and deliver when called upon,” Omeruo concluded.


If selected against Benin Republic, the 26-year-old will earn his 52nd cap for the country, a feat only bettered by captain Ahmed Musa among the current set of invited players.