Villarreal attacker Samuel Chukwueze will not be a part of Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 FIFA U -20 World Cup in Poland. The young player has settled for a chance with the Super Eagles at the AFCON 2019 event in Egypt, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
The Spain-based player is among the overseas-based players listed for the competition by Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun, but the player appeared not too keen to feature in Poland.
Rather than a chance in Poland, Chukwueze he is looking to represent Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after impressing on his debut in the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda last year.
Before his decision went public, Villarreal had made it known that the former U17 World Cup winner will only be allowed to take part in one of the two competitions.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr stated earlier this week that he was still in a dilemma on whether to include the youngster in his AFCON squad or allow him feature at the U-20 World Cup.
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.