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Soccer News of Monday, 13 November 2023


‘Great way’– Leverkusen forward Nathan Tella reacts to Super Eagles call up after 10 minutes Cameo

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Bayer Leverkusen forward Nathan Tella has expressed his joy at scoring against Union Berlin, considering it a great way to head into the international break, reports.

The former Southampton forward, who recently earned his first call-up to play for the Super Eagles in the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, found the net in Leverkusen’s 4-0 victory.

Scoring in the Bundesliga clash, Tella conveyed his happiness for securing his first league goal and sees it as a positive reminder to Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro of his qualities as a winger heading into the Nigeria clash.

“Great way to go into the international break. Happy to score my first Bundesliga goal,” he shared on his X (Formerly Twitter) feed.

The 24-year-old made a ten-minute cameo appearance, replacing Jeremie Frimpong when Leverkusen was 3-0 up, showcasing his threat as he sealed the victory with a goal.

Tella connected with a pass inside the box, leaving Frederik Ronnow helpless as he fired home into the right corner to make it 4-0.

As Tella gears up for his Super Eagles debut, he aims to build on this performance in Nigeria’s upcoming World Cup qualifying clashes against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.