• Sat. May 18th, 2024

AFCON 2023: We Can Conquer Africa Again – Osimhen

2023 Africa’s Best Player and Napoli marksman, Victor Osimhen has expressed strong belief in the ability of the Super Eagles to win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The three-time African champions last won the prestigious trophy in South Africa in 2013 and were also eliminated by Carthage Eagles of Tunisia via a lone-goal defeat in the Round of 16 two years ago in Cameroun.

The 25-year-old, however, made this assertion at a dinner organised to celebrate his coronation as Africa’s best player at the team’s training base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Friday night, said that the Super Eagles have enough quality to win a fourth AFCON title this time around.

“The most important thing for us now is to go to Ivory Coast and win the tournament. I believe in this group, we have bunch of talented players to execute the job, fingers crossed and we are going to do so well,” Osimhen stated.

José Peseiro’s men will face hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in Group A. With the Nigerian prolific finisher who finished with 10 goals as the top scorer in the AFCON qualifiers, hoping to be continued in his fine form when they battle with the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea in their opening game at the Alassanne Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan on Sunday, January 14.

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