Okechukwu Azubuike in Yeni Malatyaspor colours

Yeni Malatyaspor midfielder and former captain of the U- 23 national team, Okechukwu Azubuike has expressed his desire to play for the Super Eagles in the world cup alongside mercurial Mikel Obi in the team's midfield.

Speaking from his base in Turkey, Azubuike who has continued to enjoy rave reviews in the Super Liga for his top class performances, recalled his combination and experience playing with Mikel Obi during the Rio Olympic games which he describes as motivational.

" Playing with Mikel in the world cup would be a dream come true for me," he said.
" I have sweet memories of what we did together in Brazil. He was so inspirational and it is my belief that together we can do greater things playing in the world cup," he enthused.

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Azubuike who capped five man of the match awards in consecutive matches in the opening matches of the Turkish top flight , as well as, being rated as the second best passer of the ball in the league, went on to commend the NFF and Gernot Rohr for qualifying the Super Eagles for Russia 2018 world cup.

" There's a new found fervour and self belief in the team now. And it is commendable. The present team is a sweet blend of youth and experience. It also portends a bright future for our football," he added.

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