CHAN 2014: Iorfa Tips Eagles to Perform Despite Key Absences.

Lobi Stars Vice Chairman and ex-Nigeria international Dominic Iorfa has backed the Super Eagles team B to prove their mettle in their debut appearance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) despite the absence of some key players.

Iorfa, who spoke with Daily Trust in a telephone interview, noted that the Coach Stephen Keshi-led team would miss the services of Sunday Mba, who left for France during the course of the side’s ongoing camp, and Kano Pillars’ striker Gambo Mohammed, who is nursing a hamstring injury- amongst other notable players.

He however stressed that those included in Keshi’s final 23-man list has the capability to ensure another victory for the African champions on South African soil again.

Defender Azubuike Egwueke Will Be in Action for the Home-Based Eagles.
Defender Azubuike Egwueke Will Be in Action for the Home-Based Eagles.

“Looking at the list of the players picked by Keshi for the African Championship, Nigeria has a team that can win the trophy in South Africa. What the players need to do is to build confidence in themselves, play as a team and the sky will be their limit. It is a team of gifted players from the goalkeeping position, defence, midfield and attack; they are also blessed with experienced coaching staff, so I will be surprised if they fail to perform in South Africa,” Iorfa said.

The 45-year-old was capped four times at international level and played for clubs in England, Turkey and Belgium.

Nigeria’s home-based Eagles start their campaign against Mali on January 11 in Cape Town.

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