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Ighalo: Eagles Will Do Well At AFCON 2019

Nigeria's striker Odion Ighalo chases the ball during the International friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)
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Odion Ighalo says the target for the Super Eagles is to do well and make Nigerians proud at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo scored a goal in the last AFCON qualifying Group E game against Seychelles which Nigeria won 3-1 in Asaba on Friday.

The Super Eagles won Nigeria’s third AFCON title back in 2013 but failed to qualify for the last two editions of Africa’s biggest football tournament.

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Having booked their place in this year’s edition in Egypt, the Shanghai Shenhua striker is optimistic about the chances of the Super Eagles winning on North African soil again.

”I must commend the coach (Gernot Rohr) for the wonderful job he is doing, trying to prepare the team ahead of the AFCON.

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“I have no doubt that we are going to do well. Majority of the players are from the World Cup team in Russia, we have played together and we know ourselves very well.”

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