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Talented Chukwueze given chance to play at U20 World Cup and AFCON for Nigeria

Talented Chukwueze given chance to play at U20 World Cup and AFCON for Nigeria

Samuel Chukwueze has been given an opportunity to play for both the Flying Eagles in the upcoming U20 World Cup in Poland  and the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

The youth global tournament starts on May 23 and ends on June 15 while the Afcon begins six days later.

Chukwueze has enjoyed an impressive debut season with Villarreal  since breaking into the club’s first team. He has scored eight goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.

The Spanish LaLiga side has informed the sensational winger that he can only feature in one of the tournaments, so Nigeria  coach Gernot Rohr is trying to solve the problem.

“It is a little dilemma that we must try to fix and hopefully there will be a good solution,” Rohr told BBC Sport.

“I understand when the club says it is impossible for him to play in the Afcon and the youth World Cup.

“Chukwueze has good qualities and we already see why he plays at the top level in Spain.

“He has an interesting ability which makes him a very important talent for any team he plays with.

“I saw this quality when he played with us and the Olympic team, we must support Chukwueze and our other players too.”

Chukwueze will hope to continue his fine form when Villarreal host Eibar in a LaLiga game on Sunday.

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