Etebo Advises Youngsters To Combine Football With Education. (Image Credit: Daily Post)
Etebo Advises Youngsters To Combine Football With Education. (Image Credit: Daily Post)

Super Eagles star Etebo Oghenekaro has admitted that the clash against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 is a big one.

Nigeria will take on their Central African rivals on Saturday in one of the round of 16 fixtures at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

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The last time both teams met at the competition was in 2004 when Nigeria defeated them 2-1 in the quarter-final.

Speaking ahead of the game, Etebo who features for Stoke City in the English Championship, assured that the team will give their best when they fight the Indomitable Lions.

“We have a big task ahead and so am going to make sure that I give my best for the team,” he told Brila FM.

“It’s not going to be easy though but with the determination and the unity of the team, we pray that we emerge victorious.”

In a related development, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said the team manager Gernot Rohr told them that football is unpredictable following a 0-2 loss to Madagascar, Sunday.

Nigeria were dislodged as the leaders of Group B by the Islanders in their last fixture at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The defeat made the three-time African champions finish second on the table and they will now face rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Saturday.

While speaking ahead of the tie, Ezenwa said the team has put the loss to Madagascar behind.

According to him, Rohr’s charges are now focused on the next clash with the Central Africans.

“It’s a thing of the last but we just have to fix the present, that’s the most important thing,” the Katsina United man said.

“So we are not under pressure, the manager has made us understand that football sometimes happens that way.

“So the most important thing is to put it behind us and focus on the next game. So we are focused.”