Concise News reports that the ex-Real Madrid B man disclosed this to NAN on Saturday while reacting to the AFCON draws which took place on Friday night in Cairo.
Earlier, Concise News reports that the Super Eagles are drawn in Group B with Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi, a group many have described as relatively easy.
However, Adepoju stresses that the Super Eagles would need to prepare well and play as a team to go far in the competition.
“Yes on paper we have a relatively easy group, but the boys will have to step up their game and play as a team to go far in the tournament,
“I am optimistic we can do well at the tournament if we put our acts together, ” he says.
Furthermore, the Ibadan-born retired athlete advises Coach Gernot Rohr to start preparations for the tournament early and ensure only fit and committed players were selected.
Also, Adepoju who was part of the AFCON-winning Super Eagles team in 1994 in Tunisia urges Nigerians to support the team.
The 32nd edition of AFCON with its expanded 24-team format will take place in Egypt from June 21 to July 19.