Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has stated his optimism about Nigeria’s chance of reaching the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The FC Midtjylland of Denmark striker, who has been capped twice, scoring the only goal in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt in an international friendly, stated that there were lots of talented players in the squad that could help achieve the feat.
He said “Nigeria is a football nation. Everyone knows about us, even other African countries. Whenever they want to play against Nigeria they are always scared because they know Nigeria are a big name in Africa,” the 25-year-old said.
“I think we have quality players, we also have good coaches to really help us go all the way to the final, and I’m sure that with hard work and dedication, we can win the trophy
“I think all I have to do is to work hard, learn from the older guys in the team and try to impact what I can for the team.”
Onuachu scored a total of 17 league goals for FC Midtjylland in the Danish SuperLiga last season and is also in the squad for AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt.