Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has expressed the team’s unwavering focus on the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final against hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.
After a dramatic penalty shootout victory against South Africa in the semi-final, Chukwueze emphasized that the team had put the celebration behind and now focused on the upcoming final.
Nigeria secured their spot in the AFCON final with a 4-2 penalty shootout win following a 1-1 draw against South Africa after 120 minutes.
The final promises to be a challenging encounter, with Cote d’Ivoire booking their ticket after defeating DR Congo 1-0.
Chukwueze acknowledged the task’s difficulty but expressed confidence in the Super Eagles, stating, “It’s not going to be easy, and no one has told us it is going to be easy.
“But I believe in this team, and we have been fighting right from the start of this tournament. It is time to bring the trophy back home.”
The winger highlighted the team’s commitment to implementing a winning strategy and emphasized their dedication to training hard for the final.
All 25 players participated in a recovery training session in Abidjan, focusing on jogging and light workouts to prepare for the crucial match at the Stade Olympique Alassane-Ouattara d’Ebimpé on Sunday at 8 p.m.