by means of Chidera Akalonu
beforehand of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier towards Cameroon, Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo says Nigeria is as just right as the African Champions.
The 23 12 months outdated defender who used to be dropped from the beginning lineup in the 2-zero home loss to South Africa, mentioned the defeat was surprising, including that it will no longer derail Eagles dream of berthing in Cameroon .
“It was an sudden defeat, but it surely gained’t derail our desires of qualifying for the AFCON. We had a brand new set of players enjoying for the primary time and that affected the crew in a method, however I believe as a group, we’ve got learnt from that defeat and can bounce again to qualify for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon.
“we’ve five games left to play. anything else can nonetheless occur. All we’d like do is to get wins in our last games which is imaginable, though difficult.
“the game to concentrate on now, is the arena Cup qualifier in opposition to Cameroon. Cameroon has a just right team, however we’re additionally excellent. It’s going to be an important recreation for us. we all know this and we’ve got learnt from that defeat to South Africa. With some friendlies lined up and the opposite players returning, we will have an ideal squad to select from.” he mentioned.
speaking on the power of the new avid gamers, Omeruo said that the players are good however desires time to blend with experienced ones as he believes that the crew will jump again.
“they’re great players who want time to mix smartly with the experienced ones. The competition might be more challenging however it is going to be for the nice of the group and Nigeria having so many options.”
The super Eagles sitting at the prime of workforce B standings with six points will host Cameroon in August.