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Omeruo underlines importance of beating Chad

12 June 2015, 14:14

Kaduna - Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo says they have to start with a win in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad on Saturday.

The 21-year old, a member of the Super Eagles’ losing start to the qualifiers for the last Africa Cup of Nations, says the first game is always important.

“I think the first thing is to try to win this game, the first game,” he told News24, “The first game is always very important and everyone knows what is at stake.

“We all know the reaction we will get if we perform badly, so we are going to give everything to make sure we win the game,” he said.

Also read: Omeruo wants Mourinho’s attention in pre-season

The Super Eagles, three-time African champions, begin their quest to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Gabon, after failing to make the last edition in Equatorial Guinea as defending champions.

The will play Chad’s Le Sao at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday in their first game of the series.

Meanwhile, the Chadians arrived in Abuja on Friday morning from France, where they have camped ahead of the game and have travelled to Kaduna, where they will have a feel of the Stadium later in the evening.

-Soccer Laduma

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