by using Paul Erewuba
tremendous Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo, has dismissed with a wave of the hand insinuations that the super Eagles would possibly not qualify for the 2019 African Cup of nations (AFCON), following the groups zero-2 defeat by using South Africa’s Bafana Bafana all the way through their first group fit on the Godswill Akpabio world Stadium, Uyo, last week.
Omeruo, who refused to criticise the choice of show Gernot Rohr to not play him in advance of Nantes sure defender Chidozie Awaziem, mentioned the defeat is not going to in anyway stop the Eagles from being in Cameroon next 12 months.
speaking to Sunday SunSport in Lagos on the national Stadium Surulere Lagos on Friday, Omeruo mentioned that the defeat has opened their eyes and posed quite a few challenges to them, assuring that they’d recreation to win the opposite closing suits.
“South Africa is a good aspect. it’s not that we took them with no consideration, nevertheless it just came about. I’m very optimistic that we can qualify.”
As regards the double header World Cup qualification matches against Cameroon in August, Omeruo said the truth that the Eagles fell to South Africa does now not imply Cameroon can even beat Nigeria.
“the two international locations are different. And the way we performed South Africa will certainly no longer be the identical method we will be able to play towards Cameroon. we all know the expectations of Nigerians. we can not allow them to down when Cameroon comes calling.”
Omeruo pushed aside experiences making the rounds that he has been advised he now not have a future at Chelsea, saying he’ll be going back to Chelsea to workforce up with them when pre season resumes later within the month.
“a choice could be made in July after my representatives meet with Chelsea.”
Omeruo has spent the final four years of his stay with Chelsea out on mortgage.
“There are deals but we wish to study on the way to be best possible for my future,” he mentioned.