*We have prepared well enough to do well
By Olayinka Elebute
CHAN-bound Super Eagles player Stephen Eze of Kano Pillars has expressed delight on his second attempt in CHAN championship which he feels the team should this time around better it’s lot by winning in Morocco.
The player who was part of Sunday Oliseh’s team to Rwanda is optimistic he will be lucky this time: “My first experience to CHAN was good but this time around will be better and since I am still playing in the Nigeria League and I am able to
Make the team to Morocco means I still have the quality the coaches I are looking for and with the current team I believe we can improve on our last performance in Rwanda.
The former Sunshine Stars FC of Akure player is confident in the ability of coach Salisu Yusuf-led Eagles, we have been under his watch for over two years now and we were able to make it to the finals of WAFU and he has invited new players to complement the team. I am enjoying the team spirit and I think that will be our advantage in Morocco, everyone of us are looking at breaking into the main Super Eagles team.
“Apart from the Captain of the team Ikechukwu Ezenwa who has always been part of the main team every other player want to use the competition to improve himself and probably be invited to the main Super Eagles for the World Cup.
Coach Yusuf named 23 players for the CHAN championship. The list is:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Oladele Ajiboye (Plateau United); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC)
Defenders: Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Daniel James (Plateau United); Kalu Orji Okogbue (Rangers International); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC); Abdullahi Musa (Wikki Tourists); Timothy Danladi (Katsina United); Ifeanyi Nweke (Kano Pillars); Stephen Eze (Kano Pillars);
Midfielders: Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Augustine Oladapo (Enyimba FC); Ekundayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)
Forwards: Emeka Atuloma (Rivers United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars); Eneji Moses (Plateau United); Ibrahim Mustapha (Enyimba FC); Emeka Ogbuh (Rivers United); Sunday Faleye (Akwa United); Nura Muhammed (El-Kanemi Warriors); Okechukwu Gabriel (Akwa United);