Super Eagles’ and Anderlecht striker, Henry
Onyekuru has boasted that Nigeria is ready to
face any team regardless of their pedigree
ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup draw in
The on-loan Everton striker, who has been in
fine form for Anderlecht this season, spoke to exclusively from his base in
Belgium, saying he believes the Super Eagles
must play the best to be the best.
“We are the Super Eagles, we don’t fear any
team, but seriously, if we can’t compete with
the best teams in the world, then we would not
have qualified for the World Cup in the first
place. So, I am looking forward to playing
against the very best teams.
“The World Cup is a very big event and I believe
only the best teams and players will be present.
Nigeria has a very good football pedigree and I
believe it’s our time to take the world by storm,”
Onyekuru said.
The former AS Eupen striker also posited that
the idea to pay the players’ bonuses before the
World Cup is a laudable one, but Nigerians
should not judge the team on that as the
players only have the interest of the nation at
“To be honest, I don’t think money is the
motivation for us because from what I see from
the guys, everybody seems motivated by the
opportunity to represent the country and
perform well. Anything else is out of our hands,”
Onyekuru concluded.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in
pot four in the World Cup draw and will know
their group opponents on Friday December 1.

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