Former Nigerian international, Julius Aghahowa has urged the Super Eagles to develop a winning mentality culture at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Having been pitted in Group A against Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, the three-time AFCON champions will gunning for a fourth title.
The Super Eagles will open their campaign at AFCON 2023 against Equatorial Guinea at the Alhassan Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe on January 14.
However, in an interview with News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN), Aghahowa stated that the players must show commitment and resilience if they are to make a good impact at the tournament.
“The players are in Europe which is easier because everybody is playing the same style, but coming to Africa to play and vie for major tournaments like World Cup qualifiers or AFCON, we are not going to have it easy,” Aghahowa told NAN.
“Our players need to have it at the back of their minds that it will be difficult to match and be well prepared. Once they sort that out, the rest will be history.
“The players can do it, and I believe in them, but that commitment and resilience that the game is a must-win should be added to their mentality,” he said.
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