Etebo reflects on 2019 AFCON misery, leads charge against Ukraine

Nigeria's squad (back L-R) defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Elderson Uwa Echiejile, goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, defender Leon Balogun, defender William Troost-Ekong, midfielder John Obi Mikel, (L-R) midfielder Victor Moses, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, forward Oghenekaro Etebo, forward Alex Iwobi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho pose for a group picture ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup African zone group B qualifying football match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Akwa Ibom State Stadium in Uyo on November 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Super Eagles Midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro says the current crop of players in the Team are determined to maintain a high level of professionalism.

The Stoke City Midfielder, who is still pained at Nigeria’s inability to win the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations said, “We had plans to conquer Africa in Egypt, we couldn’t win it so we have to look for ways to keep Nigerians happy because that’s what they deserve.”


As regards the upcoming friendly against Ukraine, the former Warri Wolves man said as long as a good outing will make the fans happy, it’s pertinent to try to win not minding the fact that it is a friendly.


Nigeria will play Ukraine for the first time at senior level on September 10, at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.


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