Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo says they have to start with a win in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Chad today.
The 21-year old, a member of the Super Eagles’ that failed to qualify for the last AFCON, says the first game is always important.
“I think the first thing is to try to win this game, the first game,” he told News24, “The first game is always very important and everyone knows what is at stake.
“We all know the reaction we will get if we perform badly, so we are going to give everything to make sure we win the game,” he said.
The Super Eagles, three-time African champions, begin their quest to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Gabon, after failing to make the last edition in Equatorial Guinea as defending champions.
They will play Chad’s Le Sao at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna today in their first game of the series.
The Chadians arrived in Abuja on yesterday morning from France, where they camped ahead of the game and travelled to Kaduna, where they had a feel of the Stadium yesterday evening.
Source: The Nation