Akinkunmi Amoo says he is delighted to be named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana.
The 19-year-old was a surprise inclusion in the star-studded squad by Super Eagles interim technical adviser Augustine Eguavoen.
It’s the first time the FC Copenhagen star has been selected at the senior level after previously representing Nigeria at the U-17 level.
“It’s really big for me to be with the national team for the first time. I’ll fly away tomorrow and it’s going to be really exciting for me,”Amoo told his club’s official website.
“It’s some incredibly important matches for the national team that are fighting to get to the World Cup finals, and I’m happy to be selected, “he concluded.
The youngster scored the winning goal on his debut for Copenhagen against FC Nordsjælland on Sunday.
The winger was delighted with his performance and outcome of the game.
“I’m so happy to score my first goal today! It means a lot to me and my family. It was great to be the match winner and secure the victory, even though we should have scored more goals in the match. It took hard work to get them three points, but that’s how it should be, “said Akinkunmi.
“It’s great to be able to help the team and at the same time make sure the fans go home happy. It was an important victory and we have full focus on the championship.”