Nigeria’s Super Eagles are favourites to win the tournament.
The Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim, said the team is ready to face Ghana on Wednesday in one of the semifinal matches at the ongoing African Nations Championship, CHAN.
Agbim said in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Tuesday that the Eagles were training hard for the match.
“Our desire in every game is to win and I believe in the semifinal, we will win by the grace of God. We came to compete. So, any day we can play against any country. We are not afraid of any country. Any country they give us to play (against), we will play. It’s a game and by the grace of God, at the end, we will carry the day,” he said.
Agbim said the team would strive not to repeat the kind of mistakes it made in the match against Morocco at the quarterfinal stage of the competition. He said the Eagles showed “too much respect” for the Moroccans and that the North Africans realised it and capitalised on it. The Super Eagles, however, came back from a 3-goal deficit to win the match 4-3.
“We have learnt our lessons and it will not happen again,” he assured.