Samuel hoping to make Super Eagles impact

CSKA Moscow striker Aaron Samuel is raring to get the chance to help fire Nigeria to World Cup 2018 qualification.

Samuel was called up for the recent qualifying matches against Cameroon as a late replacement for Arsenal star Alex Iwobi, but did not get any game-time for the Super Eagles, who claimed four points from the two encounters.

He feels he is currently at the top of his game and is hopeful of getting a chance to make an impact in Nigeria’s upcoming qualifier against Zambia on October 7.

“I’m in good shape and ready to play for Nigeria any time I’m called up,” said the 23-year-old.

“I played about 65 minutes for my club in our 2-1 win against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League and I am also looking forward to this weekend’s game against Rostov; hopefully, I can get on the score sheet,” added the former Guangzhou marksman.

Heading into the match in Uyo, the second last round of the Group B qualifiers, Nigeria have 10 points and lead the standings, just three points ahead of Zambia.

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