Uche Agbo happy to sit on Super Eagles bench

Uche Agbo

Super Eagles star, Uche Agbo, has set his sights on making Nigeria’s 23-man World Cup roster and does not mind sitting on the bench and cheering the team.

Gernot Rohr invited the versatile midfielder for the last 10 matches contested by the national team but he only got some minutes in the 3-0 defeat of Togo in a friendly in June.

Yet the Standard Liege player is satisfied with a place on the squad.

“I’m dreaming.  I hope I’m going to the World Cup and I’ll play there. Again, if I’m on the bench, I’ll be the biggest fan,” Uche told Croatian website, sportske.jutarnji.hr.

“In fact, we all think, we all dream of Russia and we are ready to do a great job if we are not there for some reason, we will be the biggest fans for those who play and fight for the Nigerian jersey.”

He added: “Rohr is not just a coach; he’s mostly like a father. He created the right team; he brought us organisation and discipline.

“We can play offensive and defensive equally good.”

Agbo was part of the Flying Eagles squad at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup and played against Portugal in the group stage.

He started his career at Taraba United in 2010 before playing for JUTH and Enyimba.

His first taste of European football was at Italian side, Udinese.