Ezenwa: Home Eagles Inspired To Beat Sudan After Bonus Payment

Ezenwa: Home Eagles Inspired To Beat Sudan After Bonus Payment

By Adeboye Amosu: Home-based Super Eagles captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa says the team are determined to beat Sudan in Wednesday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-final fixture, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Eagles will battle the Sudanese for a place in the final at the Grande Stade Marrakech after edging out Angola 2-1 in the quater-final on Sunday.
Sudan beat the highly rated Zambian side 1-0 to book their passage in the last four.
Ezenwa who picked the man of the match award for his exemplary performance in the game against the Palancas Negras said the players are determined to make the country proud.
“It’s good to be in the semis, and we (as players) know the importance of reaching such a stage in a major competition,” he told reporters during the pre-match conference on Tuesday in Marrakech on Tuesday.
“We have to put our mind set together to make our country proud. I believe with determination and focus, we can do our best against Sudan.”
The Enyimba goalkeeper also hinted that the players have been paid all their bonuses from previous games.
“Regarding match bonuses, we have been paid. The bonus is in our pockets and we’re hoping to get more,” he stated.
“We are hoping for a victory against Sudan to reach the final. If matters arise and call for a repeat of my Man-of-the-Match performance against Angola (at the quarter final stage), I will be around to carry them along.”


  • I very much hope you repeat your man-the-match performances. You contributed a lot as a captain and the most senior player. You are the national team goalkeeper. Although I have expressed my doubts and fears, I wish the team all the best and brung the trophy home. May the bonus and allowance payment boost your morale and energizes you to display the never say never spirit that has helped Nigerians to pass through many difficult situations, even crossing the desert and Atlantic ocean into places unknown and dominating the place after just 6months. We no dey carry last.

  • Anthony Okpoto
    Nigeria 2 vs 1 Sudan
    Chika Johnson
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  • I thank the NFF for doing their part in motivating the team through prompt payment of bonuses and allowances. I hope it will be enough to ginger the players on the great task ahead.