Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria/Ethiopia: Omeruo Urges Eagles to Remain Focused Against Ethiopia

Rustenburg — Super Eagles defence ace, Kenneth Omeruo yesterday declared that for the Nigerian side to avoid conceding late goals at the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, everybody must learn to remain focused from the start of the game to the end.

Omeruo, who spoke to our reporter here, assured Nigerians back home that he would continue to give his best for fatherland.

The youthful defender, who shone like a million stars in his second game for Nigeria against Zambia last Friday, also said he would always make sure that the pressure of the game does not affect his performance; adding that he is up to the task of wading off offensive on the Nigerian goal area.

He said his target at the Nations Cup is to win the title with Nigeria to crown his steady progress in the national team, having featured at the U-17 and U-20 level for the country.

"For us to avoid conceding late goals, we just have to remain focused till the end of the game.

It is always very important to always try to do your best and that is what I have been doing, not allowing pressure of the match to take over. So, the experience is to make me more confident.

"I never thought my playing in the Nations Cup will happen this quick, and I thank God it happened and I have to step up and take responsibility. The responsibility is not too heavy, I am up to it.

"That I have played the U-17, U-20 and now the Super Eagles does not means I am satisfied, I want to win trophies and I have not won any trophy for the country, so I think it is very important to start wining trophies.

"The target in this competition is to get to the final and try to win the trophy. Nigerians are expecting a lot from us and we will try not to disappoint them, and it will start with wining our next game", he said.

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