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Kenneth Omeruo: Nigeria can win 2019 AFCON

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 22:  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

international defender Kenneth Omeru said that the Super Eagles can win the 2019 AFCON set to take place in Egypt this summer.

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Omeru has 41 caps to his name and was part of the Nigeria squad that lifted the 2013 AFCON title in South Africa. He also represented the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in 2012 coming from Belgium’s Standard de Liege. Even after winning the U21 Premier League he wasn’t able to cement his place in the first team.

He joined his fair share of European clubs, on loan, including, Middlesborough, Kasimpasa and finally Leganes.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 26: (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Omeruo said that Nigeria has a very young and talented squad and are able to win the tournament.

“I think we have what it takes to win AFCON. We have a good team, a young team,” Omeru told Footballlive.ng.

“We can get to the final and even win the tournament. It is just that, we will take every game as it comes with the seriousness it deserves.”

Nigeria secured their place in the upcoming AFCON as they sit first in their group with 10 points and one game to spare. Their final game will be against the Seychelles.

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