Simeon Nwankwo dreams of being Nigeria’s ‘new Kanu’

Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo is full of gratitude upon making the Super Eagles’ 30-man World Cup preliminary roaster, stating it has always been his ambition to represent Nigeria.

The Italian-based forward vowed to take up this chance with all seriousness and give it all his best.

Nwankwo has been in hot-form especially towards the end of the season in the Serie A; scoring six goals in his last seven games.

“Honestly, I have to thank God Almighty for this day; it’s something I have always wished and prayed for. It’s a great feeling and honour to be called up to represent my country; I’m finally living my dream, Simy told AOIFootball.

“I also want to thank the coaches for believing in me and I promise I won’t disappoint if given the opportunity.”

That said, the 26-year-old disclosed that Arsenal legend Kanu Nwankwo is an inspiration, stating that he tries to emulate his style of play.

“My role model has been Kanu Nwankwo because I grew up liking his style of play and I started adopting it; hopefully, I can replicate some of the magic he did with the national team during his playing days,” Nwankwo concluded.

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