Former Nigeria international Mobi Oparaku says the Super Eagles 28-man squad is good enough to win the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
On Saturday, interim coach Austine Eguavoen released the squad that will represent Nigeria at next month’s AFCON.
The list has regulars like Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong.
Others include Kelechi Iheanacho, Ola Aina, Maduka Okoye, Shehu Abdullahi, Joe Aribo, Odion Ighalo, Chidera Ejuke, Zaidu Sanusi, Samuel Chukwueze among others.
Also, the trio of Emmanuel Dennis, Umar Sadiq, John Noble and Orlando Pirates’ Olisa Ndah made the cut.
And reacting to the list Oparaku, who was a member of the Dream Team squad that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games, described the squad as a talented one.
“Why not,” he told Completesports.com when asked if the team is good enough for the title.
“When it comes to talent they are a bunch of talented players. The good thing is that we see them play on a regular bases in top clubs.
“For me the selection is almost the best and I believe the least stage they will get to is the semi-finals.”
The France 1998 Super Eagles star however pointed out that his only fear is cohesion in the team due to the closeness of the tournament.
He added:”My only fear for the team is cohesion, team building due to the short time before the competition. I hope the coaching crew will do it best to prepare the team most especially mentally.”
By James Agberebi