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CHAN 2018: Ezenwa says Eagles are ready to take on Africa 

Nigeria’s Super Eagles B squad has been involved indifferent phases of preparation for the 5th African

Nations Championship taking place in Morocco

13th January – 4th February 2018.

Part of the team’s preparation included participation in

the WAFU Cup of Nations tournament which took place

in Cape Coast, Ghana in September 2017 (where the

team finished as runner –up), participation in the

glamour Nigeria Professional Football League Super

Six tournament in Kano in December 2017 (which it

won) and a series of friendly matches during the last

phase of camping in the Federal Capital Territory,

Abuja.

Captain of the team, Ikechukwu Ezenwa bared his mind

to thenff.com on the team’s preparation and what to

expect at the tournament.

Excerpts:

Thenff.com : How has the preparation for the African

Nations Championship been so far?

Ezenwa : The preparation has been going on well. We

have been playing some friendly games and I must

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say it has been good preparation all round.

The camping here in Nigeria is coming to an end we

are in good shape to continue the next face of

preparation in Morocco ahead of our first match.

Thenff.com : What is the team’s target for the CHAN?

Ezenwa : First of all, we are going to take each game

as it comes; we have had very good preparation so far

and the unity in the team is awesome and with that, I

am confident of a better outing than the last time in

Rwanda.

Thenff.com : Are you bothered about your other

opponents in Group C?

Ezenwa : Rwanda, Libya and Equatorial Guinea are very

good sides when it comes to the CHAN tournament.

Look at the last edition, Rwanda were very tough and

they performed better than us.

Libya are former champions so they are no

newcomers to the competition and for Equatorial

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Guinea, they will be coming with the bunch of players

that played the World Cup qualifiers for them, so to be

honest, it’s going to be a very tough group for us but

we are up to the task.

Thenff.com : Do you think the Home-Based lads can

force their way to the FIFA World Cup squad through

their performance at the CHAN tournament?

Ezenwa : I think any player that does very well will

have an opportunity because the Technical Adviser,

Mr. Gernot Rohr will be in Morocco with us just like

he was with us in Ghana where some players who did

well were invited for the FIFA World Cup qualifier

against Zambia.

So, I strongly believe anyone who proves himself well

will definitely get a look-in, but the most important

thing for us right now is to go to Morocco and do the

nation proud by winning the trophy.

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