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Kenneth Omeruo Shifts Focus to AFCON, Grateful for Successful First Half of the Season

December, 28 2023.

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has expressed gratitude to club and team mates over the first half of the Turkish league season. The Nigerian defender took to his social media page to acknowledge his journey, attributing his success to the grace of the Almighty while relishing the significant playing time he has had with Kasimpasa.


"As the first half of the season wraps up, I just want to appreciate Almighty God for how far He has brought me," Omeruo stated. "I am grateful for the amount of playing time I am getting with Kasimpasa, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to my amazing family, teammates, and my fans for their unwavering support."


The seasoned defender, who has been a pivotal figure in Kasimpasa's campaign, expressed joy and satisfaction with his current role within the team. His consistent performances have not only contributed to the team's successes but have also bolstered his personal growth as a player.


Looking ahead, Omeruo stated that he is eagerly setting his sights on the impending African Cup of Nations (AFCON). With a determined outlook, he emphasized his readiness and commitment to represent Nigeria at the prestigious tournament.


"Next stop is the AFCON," he declared, signaling his focus on the forthcoming continental competition.

The experienced defender's sentiments resonate deeply with his dedication to both club and country.

Omeruo's message encapsulates a blend of appreciation for past achievements, anticipation for future endeavors, and a firm resolve to continue performing at the highest level.


Omeruo was part of the 2013 AFCON winning team, as he marshalled the Super Eagles defence to victory in South Africa. He was also part of the Super Eagles team that finished third in 2019, when Egypt hosted the AFCON. He will hope to shine bright in Ivory Coast when Nigeria gets its campaign underway.


The AFCON is set to kick on the 13th of January, and will continue till February 11th, 2024.

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