The Home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on their West African counterpart on Saturday for the first leg of the 2014 CHAN Qualifiers in Kaduna on Saturday.
Sportdiva.net caught up with some of the players presently in Kaduna shortly before their final training and they were all optimistic and believe in nothing but victory.
‘The current highest goal scorer in the Nigeria Super eagles, Dare Olorundare expressed his optimism to Sportdiva.net by saying that that he believe they will qualify, he said ‘’the team is doing well in camp right now, the spirit is very high’ ‘we are expecting nothing short of victory, we will qualify by the special grace of God’
Chibuzor Okonkwo was also optimistic on their future encounter with Cote Ivoire, he said ‘we will play the game well, the spirit in camp is very very high, this is the third edition of CHAN, we were not at the first and second edition of the tournament but this is the third edition and no matter what we will qualify and go to South Africa to play’
Sunday Mba a forward with Enugu Rangers said they need to buckle up if they really want to win the tournament ‘we need to buckle up and fight more than what we played in AFCON to qualify for the African Nations Cup’
‘We are prepared and we will play cote Ivoire and we will come out victorious’
Speaking based on the fact that the Ivorian team has been together for a while and their own team is just 5days old, Mba said the team will do better no matter how many days they’ve being together, he said ‘blending together doesn’t mean anything, we will play them’
‘Definitely Nigeria will qualify for CHAN 2014’
Godfrey Oboabona is also Optimistic he said they are working hard both day and night to be successful, he said ‘as you can see we are working very hard both day and night to make sure we are there and by the special grace of God we will make it there’ he concluded
The Super eagles will start their campaign for the third edition of CHAN, African Nations Cup 2014 qualifications in Kaduna on Saturday, Nigeria has never qualified for the tournament.