Kenneth Omeruo Says Current Super Eagles Better Than 2013 AFCON Winning Squad

Kenneth Omeruo Says Current Super Eagles Better Than 2013 AFCON Winning Squad

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Kenneth Omeruo and his teammates in the Super Eagles will face Guinea Bissau on Monday evening, March 27
  • Ahead of the big fixture, Nigerian defender Omeruo says the current squad are better than 2013 AFCON team
  • The Super Eagles 2013 squad were amazing as they won the African Cup of Nations in South Africa

Kenneth Omeruo has disclosed that the current Super Eagles players are better than those under late coach Stephen Keshi who won the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The former Chelsea player stated this while preparing to play for the Nigerian team in their clash against Guinea Bissau on Monday night, March 27.

Interestingly, Omeruo was also part of the Nigerian team that won the 2013 AFCON title, and since then, the Super Eagles have not laid their hands on the diadem.

Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles, AFCON 2013, NFF
Kenneth Omeruo says current Super Eagles better than 2013 AFCON winning squad. Photo by German Morozov
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In that squad, Nigeria had the likes of legendary goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Emmanuel Emenike, Sunday Mba and Victor Moses.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Omeruo says the current players are better in terms of quality.

Omeruo's statement about Super Eagles

“Guinea-Bissau was lucky to come out with the win against us because possession wise we dominated the game and we missed a lot of chances. I think the boys know what the mission is, we are not here for a draw we are coming to fight for everything.
“And believe me we have better players with better quality now than we did when we won the AFCON in 2013 and this is why I believe it’s something we can definitely do. And my role is to do my best on the pitch and try to advise especially the new players coming in.”

Peseiro tells players to avoid mistakes

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Jose Peseiro warned the Super Eagles to avoid the mistakes which resulted in them losing at home against Guinea-Bissau in an AFCON qualifying battle in Abuja.

The Djurtus will host the Super Eagles on Monday evening, March 27, in the return leg of their double-header after surprisingly winning the first fixture 1-0.

It was a disappointing result for the Nigerian players to lose at home and fans were also upset after the encounter at the MKO Abiola Stadium.