MILAN - For Inter's Tim Cup quarter-final first leg match against Udinese, Alberto Zaccheroni has called up Nigerian striker Isah Eliakwu for the third time this season.

Born in Lokoja, Nigeria on 25 October 1985, 'Aly', as he is known by his team-mates, arrived at Inter from Reggiana in the 2002/03 season and immediately caught the attention of Nerazzurri coaches because of his speed, determination and goal-scoring instinct.

For the youth team he was initially used as an alternative to the existing strikers, but Eliakwu soon made his mark as a regular in the final stages of last season before exploding this term. The stats speak loud and clear: 9 goals in the Primavera Coppa Italia and 8 in the National Championship for Daniele Bernazzani's side so far this season.

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