Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said the Super Eagles are in the right frame of mind ahead of Wednesday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea.
“The camp is cool today, the players are in high spirit and focused on the match against Guinea tomorrow (Wednesday),” Ezenwa told Completesports.
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
He 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.