Super Eagles’ Kenneth Omeruo has said that the two friendly matches lined up for the team against Senegal and Burkina Faso will be tough tests.

The 2013 AFCON- winning defender feels the lined up matches will be an opportunity for the team to blend well and boost their confidence.

“It will be good to play these games as we couldn’t be at the Nations Cup. We will need the games to build our understanding of each other”.

“I don’t think they are a must win as it is a friendly match, but we would want to win every game to build our confidence. I think it’s more about understanding our squad and trying out new talents as well,” said Omeruo.

He also added that the international friendlies will preparatory the team for the all-important  Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in June.

During the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers  Nigeria Training  on Sep,1st,2015 at National Stadium,Abuja © Kabiru Abubakar/Backpagepix
Eagles’ Friendlies: Senegal, Burkina Faso are tough games- Omeruo

“Yes, I think these two games are good enough to prepare us against South Africa; they are tough games so they will test us well.”

On the invitation of new players into the national team, Omeruo expressed eagerness to play with the newbies.

“Like I always say, Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talents but unfortunately, not everyone can be invited. But it’s always good to know there is an additional talent being brought into the team. I look forward to playing with all four of them”.

Nigeria ranks 7th in Africa in the latest, FIFA ranking and will play Senegal and Burkina Faso who are ranked 2nd and 4th  in Africa respectively, later this month.

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