VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Kenneth Omeruo of Nigeria wins a header from Alfred Finnbogason of Iceland during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Super Eagles’ defender Kenneth Omeruo has said that next month’s 2019 AFCON qualifiers away to Seychelles must not be approached with kid gloves if Nigeria is to stand any realistic chance of being in Cameroon next year.
The CD Leganes defender, who is part of the 24-man squad released by Head Coach Gernot Rohr, told that the Eagles’ must win convincingly against their less fancied opponents.
“We all know how important this match is for the nation. We must prepare well and ensure we get back to winning ways because we already lost our first match to South Africa last year in Uyo.
“It will be disastrous to miss out of another Nations Cup after failing to qualify for the last two editions. So we have to go out there and get all three points to set our qualifiers on the right track,” Omeruo concluded.