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Mikel Obi And Musa Are My Role Models - Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze hails the former captains of the Super Eagles.

Jayfred Ugo

20-year-old Villareal forward, Samuel Chukwueze, has revealed that he draws motivation from Nigerian international captains, John Obi Mikel and Ahmed Musa, when they play for the country.

Mikel and Musa in 2013 AFCON finals
Mikel and Musa in 2013 AFCON finals

Chukwueze earned his invitation to the national team for producing an impressive performance in the Spanish top-flight during his debut season in La Liga, where he [Chukwueze] contributed five goals and two assists in 26 appearances for the Yellow Submarine.

Samuel Chukwueze disclosed the influence Mikel and Musa have had on his career.

“When I was young, I used to watch Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa; 2010 and 2014 World Cup. They always motivate me," Chukwueze told the media.

“Now it is a dream come true, they always motivate me to keep working hard so I can reach my potential.''

Samuel Chukwueze [Left] training with Mikel Obi [Right]
Samuel Chukwueze [Left] training with Mikel Obi [Right]

As part of preparations for the Afcon, Nigeria are scheduled to play against Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, 7 of June.

Nigeria will make their 18th AFCON appearance, starting from Group B where they have been paired against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.