Kano Pillars and CHAN Eagles’ defender, Jamiu Alimi, has said that the home-based Eagles must try their best and ensure that the Nigeria berths the 2018 CHAN to be hosted by Kenya.

Alimi, who spoke only to, said his team must work very hard to make sure they have a smooth sail to Kenya, adding that his inclusion in the CHAN Eagles squad is an opportunity to showcase his talent to the world.

“In the first place, we need to make sure we qualify for the 2018 CHAN before we can talk of any other thing. Being part of this team is a big thing for every one of us, because to represent Nigeria at any level is not an easy job and now that we have the opportunity, we have to put everything together to ensure that Nigeria’s flag is hoisted in Kenya next year.

“I see my being part of this team as an opportunity to show myself to the world,” concluded Alimi.