U-23 Eagles Speak Ahead Clash With Liberia


Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles, who played 1-1 with the Junior Star of Liberia in Monrovia two weeks ago, say they are ready to turn the table against their opponents in Benin City

Kingsley Udoh
All we are after come Saturday (Tomorrow) is an outright victory. The Liberian team would definitely be a difficult nut to crack. There is  no doubt about that, but we are resolute in ensuring that we come out victorious at the end of  90mins. We won’t underrate our opponents despite the fact that  we were the better side in Monrovia in the first leg. If they can get a draw at home then nothing will stop us from getting victory at home here in Benin.

Gbolahan Salami
It’s victory on my mind too. I did not play the first leg but I know what my colleagues went through in the hands of the Liberians. If given the chance in tomorrow’s game, I will play my heart out because I am hungry for goal and above all, I really want to impress my coaches. I’m optimistic that we’ll  win the match.

Ekigho Ehiosun
The reason we are in camp is to win this game tomorrow. Right now, what’s on my mind is for us to win convincingly to show the Liberians that we are a better side. If I don’t find the back of the net tomorrow, I will not be happy with myself. Well I’m trusting God to do it for me and the team because Benin has been a good ground for us. We scored five goals in our first game at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. But this weekend I am looking foward to scoring my second hat-trick for the team.

Osas Okoro
I believe and hope to open my goal account for the team in this encounter. I am very optimistic about this because the preparation so far has been very positive and as a team we are focused. I don’t want to go into prediction of any scoreline because I’m not good at it, but one thing I’m certain of  tomorrow is that, we will be victorious. You know victory is victory whether its half a goal, one nil or five nil. All I want is victory and I believe we will get it tomorrow.

Christian Ibeagha
I’m optimistic and positive about our victory in the match. With the result against Equitorial Guinea in our first outing in Benin, every one is expecting a good result. Although I am yet to make my debut, I will give my hundred and twenty percent to help the team win if I get the call this weekend.

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Ayo Saka
The team are battle ready for the encounter. I want to assure soccer loving Nigerians that we will go all out for victory. For me, the match will be easy. We are better than the Liberians. All I pray for is that we remain focused and play according to the coaches’ instructions.

Mba Chimezie
I believe in God. After the 1-1 draw, I know that we will get the much desired victory this weekend. I’m very confident because I know God will give us victory. I’m anxiously looking forward to getting my chance to prove myself in the team. I hope  the opportunity will come my way this weekend.

Theophilus Afelokhia
This match is a game we must win. This is our time to prove to the Liberians that the Eagles are not in the same category with them. Professionals or no professional players in the team,  I believe that we are fired up and I know that this game is not beyond us. I am confident we will get victory tomorrow.

Olufemi Thomas
The song of victory is on my mind. We are on the path of victory with the level of preparation so far in camp and I have no doubt that we’ll win. Playing at home is an added advantage. We played better than the Liberians in Monrovia despite their bad pitch, so tomorrow, I have the confident we would triumph.

Otepka Eneji
We have been training hard and I am focused on the game and ready to give more than a hundred per cent performance. The pitch was not good in Monrovia and the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is a direct opposite of the Samuel Doe Stadium. So with the support of fans and God on our side, I have the confidentce we will come  out victorious tomorrow.

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