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Nwakali sure of crushing Congo DR

25 July 2014, 21:32Israel Ojoko

Kinshasa - Golden Eaglets captain, Kelechi Nwakali and gangling striker, Victor Osimhen is confident of opening Nigeria's 2015 African Championship qualifier account on a winning note on Saturday.

Osimhen is undoubtedly Golden Eaglets' in-form striker based on recent performance after he scored a brace in the team's 4-2 win against Egypt in Cairo early this month. He is also one of the team's top scorers -jointly in second position with Suleiman Abdullahi on six goals and behind Kehinde Ayinde on seven.

"My focus now is on the match against Congo and that has always been my style days before an important game," yelled Victor. "The good thing is that we have good attacking force in this team and my prayer is that I should be one of our goal scorers against Congo DR."

The Golden Eaglets have scored an average of three goals per match after amassing an impressive 63 goals in 21 matches under the spell of Coach Emmanuel Amuneke.

Yet Nwakali, who is not far away on the team's top scorers' list with four goals including an unforgettable 'intercontinental ballistic missile' in the 2-1 win against Abuja College of Football in April, is backing Osimhen to be amongst the goals against the Junior Leopards.

"If there is any player I'm sure of scoring a goal at least against Congo DR, it is Victor because he has improved tremendously," said Nwakali. "One other thing I'm also sure about of this match is that we are going to win by the special grace of God."

He added that anybody fielded against Congo DR on Saturday would do more than enough to ensure the success of the team insisting that the present Golden Eaglets  are as gifted as their predecessors that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup last year.

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