Olympic Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor has hinted that Nigeria will not have it easy when they face Côte d’Ivoire in their opening game of the U23 AFCON.
Nonetheless, the former Enyimba defender is optimistic that the Dream Team will triumph over the Ivorians come Saturday.
”In recent times, football as changed no small or big team again, football is the same thing everywhere what you expect in Spain you get in Turkey and everywhere in football.
“As long as you are growing football is growing also, mentality mindset have been changed day by day, we need to expect a tough game against Côte d’Ivoire and we are going to take each game as they come as well,” the Defender said.
Nigeria lock horns with Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Zambia in group B of the Africa U23 tournament.
The top three Countries in the tournament will represent Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.