Kaduna - Ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Le Sao of Chad in Kaduna, Super Eagles midfielder John Ugochukwu Ogu has told News24 that they might be playing under pressure against the Chadians, considering they started with a home loss during the qualifiers for the last Africa Cup of Nations.
The 27-year old, who plays for Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel, admits that with the Eagles having started poorly on their way to failing to qualify for the Equatorial Guinea 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, they might be under some pressure starting this qualifying campaign with another home game.
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“Well yeah I think its big pressure for us,” he told News24 in an exclusive interview.
“After we failed to qualify for the last Africa Cup of Nations, we don’t want to make the same mistakes again,” he admitted.
Speaking further, the dark-skinned left footer says he and his teammates want to give everything they have against Chad so as to avoid a repeat of what happened the last time.
“My teammates and I want to take this game and give it everything we have. I believe in the squad we have now because everyone has been sweating it out in the last few days and we are all working hard because we know what is at stake so we want to give it everything we have and by God’s grace, we will come out the best,” Ogu posited.
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