The Nigerian midfielder is optimistic that the Super Eagles will not fail the nation at the African Nations ChampionshipSuper Eagles midfielder Ugonna Uzochukwu has declared that his teammates' target is to bring the 2014 Africa Nations Championship trophy back home at the end of the competition.
Ugonna got Nigeria’s second goal in Saturday’s 2-1 victory in a warm up game against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
In a chat with Goal, the Enugu Rangers player revealed that nothing will stop Stephen Keshi’s men from lifting the trophy on February 1, 2014.
“Our target is to compete, play in the final and bring the cup back to Nigeria. I believe with hard work and luck on our side, we will go very far in this tournament,” Ugonna told Goal.
“From the goalkeeping department to the defence and in the attack, we work as a family toward achieving the same goal. United we stand.”
When asked if the team is under pressure to replicate the Super Eagles success in South Africa during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the midfield marshal assured of the team doing well when the competition starts.
"We are not under any pressure to succeed. We will take every opponent very serious right from our first game [against Mali].
“When we played against Ethiopia, we knew what to expect at the tournament and our mistakes will be corrected. On behalf of my team, I want to promise that we will not let Nigerians down,” he concluded.
The Super Eagles are expected to depart Nigeria by 9pm on Tuesday aboard South African airline. ------------- goal.com