A few absences have thrown the three-time African champions’ preparations off, but the skipper feels the team has enough experience to win in Cameroon.
Ahmed Musa, the captain of the Super Eagles, believes that his team’s experience would help them win the Africa Cup of Nations.
In Cameroon, the Super Eagles will compete for Africa’s most prestigious football title.
Despite a few withdrawals, Nigeria, the three-time AFCON winners, still has enough experienced players in their roster compared to 2019, when they finished third following a heartbreaking Semi-final defeat to Algeria.
In 2019, the Gernot-Rohr-coached Nigerian squad traveled to Egypt with just three players who had previously competed in the AFCON: Mikel Obi Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo.
This year, however, the situation is different, since the majority of Eguavoen’s players competed in the last AFCON.
And skipper Musa thinks it will help them in the Cup of Nations.
“Experience is gonna help us a lot,” Musa said in the Super Eagles press conference.
“In Egypt, we had only two players that had been in the AFCON- me and Omeruo, and we finished in the third position. And with the experience that we have, we know African football.”
“We have to keep that fantastic football at home, we just have to go all out, and with the experience that we had in Egypt, I know that we are gonna do what we are expected to do.”
On Wednesday, the Super Eagles are slated to leave Nigeria for Cameroon. They kick off their campaign against Egypt on Tuesday of next week.