Super Eagles defender Kunle Odunlami has firm confidence that the reigning African champions will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The Eagles have raised doubt in the minds of Nigerians over their ability to qualify for the final of the biennial football showpiece with a beggarly one point from a possible six in two group matches against Congo and South Africa.
Odunlami said Nigerians need not bother their heads over the chances of the Eagles making it to Morocco as the side are determined to win the remaining four matches in the qualification race.
“I’m certain we’ll qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations coming up in Morocco next January,” Odunlami stated.
“I don’t think there is any reason for panic or anyone to lose sleep over the possibility of us making it to Morocco.
“We did our best in Cape Town against South Africa to amass the maximum three points but we ended up with a point.
“At least we didn’t lose the game, which would have spelt doom for us. We came back with something and we’ll work on the point.
“Of course South Africa are coming here and that’s a certain three points in the kitty for us.
“We’ll visit Congo and deal ruthlessly with them to fetch us another three points and we’re positive to earn six points at the expense of Sudan.
“That in all adds up to 12 points including the point in our kitty that takes us to a maximum of 13 and I’m quite sure 13 points will give us one of the group’s tickets to Morocco.
“The scenario above looks daunting but we’re determined to do whatever it takes to make it a reality.
“We’ve been on this path in the past and we still went ahead to qualify, this time won’t be an exception.
“What it calls for on our part is re-dedication to duty; once we’re able to get our act right we’ll not only qualify for the AFCON 2015 in Morocco but go ahead to defend our title successfully,” said the Sunshine Stars man to supersport.com.
Nigeria are in third spot in Group A log on one point against leaders Congo’s six points and South Africa in second spot on four points while Sudan are in bottom place with no points after two rounds of matches.