Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo optimistic about Nigeria winning 2019 AFCON

On-loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has tipped Nigeria to go for Gold in the upcoming AFCON.

The defender who is currently on his sixth loan away from Chelsea at La Liga club Leganés single out Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi as one of those who could fire Nigeria to glory at 2019 AFCON.

Speaking to Goal Omeruo highlighted the quality in the present Super Eagles squad while also praising the good work of the coaches.

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“Iwobi has improved a lot and he brings that into the national team as well,” the 25-year-old said.

“He has good footwork, he moves well and he enjoys what he does. For him, it is fun to play football. He is a really good player but the exciting thing is there’s more to come.

“We have a big chance because we have got some quality players coming up. This set of boys, they are good, young and the coaches are good. Anything can happen now for us.

“If we keep working hard and listen to the coaches then we can achieve a lot for the country. We just need to work together more and increase our understanding of each other. The last meet up was good because we had a lot of time to train.

“Right now, the team keeps changing. When we play together more and understand each other more then we might be the team to beat.”

The Abia born starlet made his Super Eagles debut in a goalless draw against Cape Verde at the age 19. He was a key part of Super Eagles defense as the won the 2013 AFCON.