CHAN 2018: Super Eagles Goalkeeper Eyes New Record
Nigeria is set for her third appearance at the African Nations Championship, CHAN taking place in Morocco from 13th January – 4th February 2018.
The country's best finish, in the biannual championship created specifically for players doing their thing in their respective domestic leagues, is a third-place finish in 2014.
As the Super Eagles home-based team get set for the latest edition of the CHAN tournament, captain of the team, Ikechukwu Ezenwa says they are keen to surpass the performance in the previous editions attended in South Africa and Rwanda.
"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." Ezenwa told thenff.com
Housed in Group C alongside Rwanda, Libya and Equatorial Guinea, Ezenwa said they are not afraid of any of their group opponents.
He said: "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 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."
The Nigerian delegation are expected to depart the shores of the country on Wednesday for Morocco where they will fine-tune their strategies before the commencement of the tournament proper.
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