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Ezenwa: Eagles In Positive Mood Ahead Nigeria – Guinea Clash

Ezenwa: Eagles In Positive  Mood Ahead Nigeria – Guinea Clash

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, one of Nigeria Super Eagles’ three goalkeepers at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has told Completesports.com that the team is in fine mood ahead of their Wednesday’s second Group B match against Syli Nationale of Guinea.

The Katsina United goaltender says the players are in high spirit given the importance of tomorrow’s tie against fellow West Africans.

“The camp is cool today, the players are in high spirit and focused on the match against Guinea tomorrow,” Ezenwa told Completesports.com on Wednesday.

Ezenwa has had an illustrious career on the domestic scene with three Aiteo Federation Cup titles plucked in 2008 (with Ocean Boys), 2011 (with Heartland) and 2016 (with FC Ifeanyi Ubah).

He has also won the NPFL title way back in 2006 with Ocean Boys of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Super Eagles won their opening group match last Saturday against Burundi 1-0, and a win against Guinea on Wednesday will send the three-time champions to the knock out stages and Ezenwa says they are poised for a tough game against the Syli Nationale.

“We know they will come out strong on us. We are equally looking forward to a difficult game, but we remain positive that victory will come our way,” he said.

“Yes, getting the three points will make the last (group) game against Madagascar less difficult because we don’t want to go into the last game with our chances of progressing tied to it.

“It will be tough, but we are determined to do our country proud,” the former Sharks (2011-2014), Sunshine Stars (2014-2016) and Enyimba (2017-2019) goalkeeper stressed.

The kickoff of Super Eagles versus Syli Nationale on Wesnesday is 3:30pm, Nigerian time.

Ezenwa previously featured Nigeria’s U-20s -the Flying Eagles, and equally made coach Samson Siasia’s U-23 Eagles that won silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

By Sab Osuji

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • “..but we are determined to do our country proud.”
    Pls go do us proud. I’m quite sure you will be between the sticks this time.I think it’s now clear that you are the best of three.
    Go Super Eagles!

    Meanwhile, like I said recently a certain “professor” entered the African soil rather unnoticed,his assistant is Patrick Kluivert. Their goalkeeper-Onana of Ajax- will tell you that Cameroon is now like an extension of Ajax system. Brilliant world-class attacking football.
    When I saw Cameroon employ him,I said what a coup.I monitored his coaching work at AC Milan and Spain and I saw that he is a master,no wonder in his playing days they called him Professor.

    These our brethren in West Africa(countries in West Africa) are very frightening o,one even goes by tge name Eagles,add Cameroon to the list- afterall na small comot,dey 4 join WAfrica.

     
  • Yaski 1 year ago

    No team is stopping us,only in semi_final cameroun will prove stubborn,but the victory will be nigeria,,,,,,mark my words

     
  • Kinsley 1 year ago

    Please why is this guy always talking even when he does not play..everytime you open your site he has something to say..We will defeat them, we are ready, we are fired up, nothing will stop is etc .Please CS stop giving us this guy’s statements.

     
  • staco 1 year ago

    @kinsley you are very stupid

     
  • Alamin 1 year ago

    I pray and believe he will be between the sticks today. From the profile up there it shows that he is the best and most experience among the trio(goalkeepers). I think the coach has his reason for not playing him against Burundi but he has no reason not to play him this time.
    I think with him in the post we fans are more than 60% at rest. looking forward to today’s match. Ire o