Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged the Super Eagles to take their Group B opponents at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations very serious, in order to avoid an upsets.
Nigeria was placed in Group B of the 2019 African Cup of Nations alongside Burundi Madagascar and Guinea and many has tagged the Eagles as favourite to win the Group.
While reacting to the Friday’s draw in Cairo , Dalung said the Group is an interesting one for the Super Eagles, but it can become complicated if Nigeria team look down on their opponents.
“The draw looks good for the Super Eagles, but I want to warn the team not to take things for granted because the game is all about surprises,” Dalung said.
“The Eagles must play every game with seriousness and passion required for such games. Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi may turn out to be the surprise packages of AFCON.
“The Eagles must play every opponent with the same zeal and commitment required by a team desirous of winning the AFCON. The Eagles can win all their matches in the group if their approach is business-like.”
The minister added that the Super Eagles has the potentials to be crown champions at the end of the tournament, but they must avoid many mistakes.
“There is no longer minnows in football in Africa, and for Eagles to win, they must go all out and win every game they play. I think the boys can win the cup if they do the right things”