Nigeria striker Uchenna Kanu has admitted she was nervous after being named in the Super Falcons squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The 22-year-old had represented Nigeria at the U17 and U20 Women’s World Cup tournaments, before securing a scholarship to the United States of America, where she shot to prominence.
On her first senior assignment, Kanu starred in team’s success at the WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations, scoring 10 goals to cement her place in the squad.
The Sevilla Femeni player in all four matches for Nigeria at the tournament in France to help the African champions reach the Round of 16.
Kanu revealed how she managed to cope with expectations on the biggest stage.
“I wasn’t expecting to be on the team at the time. However, I was preparing for whatever comes,” Kanu told Goal with LaLiga.
“I believe I could be called at anytime, training hard and when I was called I said ‘Wow, that’s huge and that’s the biggest stage of my career.”