Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Nations Cup: Odion Ighalo Confident The Super Eagles Will Score Goals In Egypt

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, is confident that the Nigerian national team will score goals at this summer's Africa Cup of Nations.

The 29-year-old refuted claims that the team's failure to score goals in recent games is because they are suffering a dip in form.

The three-time African champions were held to a goalless draw by Zimbabwe in an international friendly last Saturday in Asaba

But the China-based striker, who finished as top scorer during the qualification series, is sure he and his fellow forwards will shine in Egypt when the tournament proper begins.

"Everyone can give their opinion on the team but what I know is that this team will surprise everyone at the Afcon because we have the quality to go all the way,” the Shanghai Shenhua attacker told ‘Goal.’

"For us as a team, we will keep working hard and ensure we give our best at all time especially at the Afcon where all eyes will be on us. I don’t think we have any problem with our strikers and they are not suffering from any dip in form.

“We have been working hard as a team to bring smiles back to the faces of Nigerians and hopefully when we get to the tournament proper we will start scoring goals that we haven’t scored in recent matches. We are confident that Eagles will shine in Egypt but we have the utmost respect for our opponents.”

Nigeria kick of their tournament against Burundi in Alexandria on June 22 before squaring up against Guinea, and Madagascar in their other Group games.

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