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Samu Chukwueze called up by Nigeria

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Over the next international break!

Maria José Segovia

Villarreal’s young Nigerian starlet, Samuel Chukwueze, has been called up as part of the Nigeria Super Eagles team to face South Africa and Uganda in November.

The South Africa match on November 17 is part of the African Cup of Nations qualifying. Nigeria lead their group on 9 points, South Africa 8, Libya 4, Seychelles 1. (Uganda lead their qualifying group as well; the November 20 match against Nigeria is a friendly).

Only bad news is if Samu is part of the Nigerian squad in the Cup of Nations proper, he would miss any promotion matches Villarreal B might be a part of.

Speaking of which, he scored both goals in Villarreal B’s 2-1 win over Atletico Baleares at the weekend. If you watch these highlights, you’ll see he could have had three or four. Outstanding stuff.

Villarreal B are second in the table behind Herculés.