In a press conference ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea-Bissau, Nigerian footballer Kenneth Omeruo expressed confidence in the Super Eagles’ ability to redeem their image after a string of defeats under manager Jose Peseiro.
Despite the team’s poor run of results, Omeruo acknowledged the impressive performances of Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, and Ademola Lookman, but stressed that the strikers must step up to secure a victory.
The team currently trails Group A leaders Guinea-Bissau by one point, and Omeruo emphasized the importance of a win in the upcoming match.
Omeruo said: “In our meeting we also addressed that issue because obviously the team was lucky to come out with a win against us.
“Possession-wise we dominated the game and we missed a lot of chances. Tomorrow the boys know what the mission is.
“We are not coming here to just play and draw, we are coming here to try to get the goals.
“We were unlucky the first game because we missed a lot of chances but tomorrow we are coming to fight foreverything, we are not coming to joke tomorrow.”
With pressure mounting on Peseiro, the Super Eagles are determined to fight for a much-needed victory.