Nigeria's home-based player Chisom Chikatara on Thursday expressed belief that the team currently coached by Salisu Yusuf will overcome the Squirrels of Benin Republic in the two-legged fixtures for the 2018 CHAN qualification.
The Wydad Casablanca of Morocco striker spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com ahead of the game at the Stade La'Amitie.
"Firstly, I want to say congratulations to the players who made the team and encourage those who didn't, there's the return leg to play in Kano, "the former Abia Warriors striker told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"I wish I was part of the team, but its not possible because I have moved on, and I trust the players selected, most of them were my teammates in Kigali two years ago.
"I believe we can win the first leg and finish off the job in Kano though I'm not saying we should take Benin for granted.
"Coach Yusuf was part of the coaching crew when we played in Kigali so that counts for something.
"I cannot predict, a win is a win. They should just win. I believe they can do it, " the forward fondly called 'The Kolanut Boy' concluded