By Rachael Ugiagbe


Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike will seek to put an end to his long goal drought this weekend when Super Eagles take on the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the 2017 AFCON qualifier in Dar es Salaam.

It is 22 months since Emenike last scored a goal in the jerseys of Nigeria.
The Al-Ain forward has not scored for Nigeria since his last two goals against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa in October 2013, which virtually ensured Nigeria’s place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

“I look forward to scoring against Tanzania. I am very determined to score again for Nigeria. I’m not happy for the long drought.

“The match in Tanzania is a must-win for us. I am very happy with our Coach (Sunday Oliseh) and the assistants, and the approach to training sessions. Their approach brings out the best in the players,” Emenike said.

Emenike, a power-house forward, was at his best form and was top scorer at the 2013 AFCON finals in South Africa, where his four goals against Burkina Faso, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, famously helped Nigeria to a third African title.

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