Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze eying to overthrow Senegal international Sadio Mane to African Player of the Year award in the nearest future.

The 21-year-old Villarreal attacker was among of the Golden Eaglets squad that FIFA U-17 World Cup for Nigeria in Chile back in 2015, and has developed into one of the most important players in the Gernot Rohr set up.

Chukwueze impressive rise in European football earned a nomination for the Golden Boy and Kopa trophy award last season and was also named young player of the year for Villarreal which sees Liverpool and Chelsea has been linked with Nigeria international

The Umauhia-born star however determined to win Africa of the Player award with Super Eagles and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu was the last Nigerian picked the coveted prize in 1999.


Chukwueze stated in an Instagram chat with Nigerian comedian, Funnybone he said: “I want to be the African best player and compete for the world’s best,” as he

“I know I can do it, I believe in myself.”

Chukwueze has made 52 appearances in La Liga for the Yellow Submarine and scored eight goals since he made his debut in the competition during the 2018-19 season he also found back of the net on two occasions for Super Eagles in 13 matches so far.

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