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Nigeria v Congo: Eagles vow to fly high

The road to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco starts tomorrow for the Super Eagles, who have resolved to inflict a convincing defeat on their Congolese foes at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

Buoyed by their African champions status and second round finish at the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles enter their first leg duel with Congo, with a mission to pick maximum points and dictate the pace for the other teams in the  qualifying series. South Africa and Sudan complete the lineup

Speaking ahead of the clash with the Congolese, stand-in captain Austin Ejide said that the team were primed to shine tomorrow, adding that they were in the mood to put smiles on the faces of Nigerian fans, who were disappointed with their second round 2-0 loss to France at the World Cup in Brazil.

“It is the start of the qualifying race for the Nations Cup in Morocco and all we want to do is to make Nigerians proud by beating Congo”, said Ejide, who will stand between the sticks, in place of Vincent Enyeama, who has been granted permission not to play by Coach Stephen Keshi.

Continuing, Ejide said that “we know that our fans expect nothing but a convincing win and we on our part are determined to give Nigerians what they want. Our mission is to qualify for next year’s tournament and know that a good start against Congo will boost our chances to qualify”.

Also speaking, Lazio defensive midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi said that “the only thing we want to do tomorrow is to win and from all indications, our target is within reach as all the players are in the best frame of mind to cut Congo to size”.

In his own reaction, Ahmed Musa said that “I am very sure that we will give 100% to get the three points. We are motivated to excel and only beg our fans to support us all the way”.

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