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Ike Uche wants to return with goals

07 November 2014, 15:44

Lagos - Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche has set his sights on making a scoring return to the national team in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

There are two fixtures remaining in the race for a place in Morocco for next year's edition of the continental showpiece, with the Super Eagles set to visit Congo before they host Bafana Bafana.

Head coach Stephen Keshi has recalled Uche for the crucial matches, almost two years since he last appeared in a Nigeria jersey at AFCON 2013 in South Africa.

Also read: Keshi finally returns with Ike Uche

The Eagles' spokesman Ben Alaiya confirmed to the media that the Villarreal marksman will honour the invite and added that he has promised to score.

"I had a conversation with (Ikechukwu) Uche on Tuesday evening and he told me he can't wait to join the team," Alaiya explained.

"He's very excited by the prospect of playing for the Super Eagles again. Uche says nothing beats scoring for Nigeria and that he will want to do it again in the matches we will be playing this month.

"He wants to make the fans, his team-mates and indeed all Nigerians happy with a great display in the games. He knows Nigerians expect a lot from him."

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