Nigeria will win 2019 AFCON in Egypt – Sodje

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A former Nigerian international, Samuel Okeremute Sodje has thrown his weight behind the current crop of Super Eagles players to win the Africa Nations Cup in June despite making a return after six years absence.

The free scoring defender admitted that the bunch of players in the team are good to go but must believe in themselves and play as a unit to ensure they triumph over the continent’s best in Egypt.

“Definitely, the Nations Cup is winnable because we have the players that can deliver the goods for us and I believe if they play as a team and believe in their abilities, then they can repeat the success of 2013 in South Africa.

“Individually you look at this current crop of players and find plenty of amazing talents, though young. I believe if the right mindset is instilled in them before the tournament then they could go on and win yet another trophy for Nigeria,” Sodje said.

He, however, added that with the expansion from 16 to 24, the competition would definitely be tougher but still believes in the Nigerian team as they have continued to improve game by game since their group stage exit from the World Cup in Russia.

Sam Sodje, the younger brother of former World Cup defender Efe Sodje, won four caps with the senior national team, making his debut in the Eagles 3-0 loss to Romania in 2005 before also featuring in games against Ireland, France and Kenya.


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