Nigeria’s Super Eagles B squad goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said that all they are focused on is to win the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco 13th January – 4th February 2018.
Ezenwa bared his mind on the team’s preparation and what to expect at the tournament.
“The preparation has been going on well. We have been playing some friendly games and I must 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,” he said
He further said that: “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”
The former FC Ifeanyiubah shot stopper also said he is not bothered about other opponents in Group C?
“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,” he added.
He also said that the CHAN tournament is a good platform for the home based players to prove themselves and force their way to the main eagles for the world cup in Russia.
“Any player that does very well in CHAN will have an opportunity because the Technical Adviser, 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,” he told thenff.com.