“We do not need to go into back-and-forth chatter with any team.” Omeruo ahead of the Angola clash

Published on: 31 January 2024

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo is not ready to make light talks of the Palancas Negras of Angola ahead of their quarter-final clash at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.

Nigeria will on Friday take on Pedro Goncalves’ side at the at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan for a place in the final four.

While Nigeria defeat Cameroon 2-0 in the Round of 16, Angola thrashed Namibia 3-0.

Omeruo, one of the longest serving members in the team claimed the Sueprs Eagles are in the competition for a serious business.

“We do not need to go into back-and-forth chatter with any team. The Super Eagles are in Cote d’Ivoire for serious business.

“We have not played Angola for a long time but I remember we played them in 2012 in a friendly and it ended in a draw. I have also read of how previous encounters between the two countries have been quite close,” Omeruo said after one of the team’s training sessions.

“There is no possibility of Friday’s match ending in a draw; a winner must emerge. So much talk has been going on.

“Our collective resolve is to do the talking on the pitch. The Nigerian Spirit trumps all.”

By Olujimi Dare Ogun