2017 WAFU Cup: Nigeria the team to beat - Ex-Eagle Ugbade

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/09/2017

2017 WAFU Cup: Nigeria the team to beat - Ex-Eagle Ugbade

Former Nigeria international Nduka Ugbade believes the coach Yusuf Salisu led Super Eagles side are the team to beat at the ongoing 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations championship in Ghana.

The Super Eagles edged Sierra Leone 2-0 in their first match of the tournament on Monday to progress to the group stage of the competition thanks to two second half goals from Osas Okoro and Moses Peter at Cape Coast Stadium.

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Ugbade in an interview with WAFU's official website feels Nigeria's recent performance in their 4-0 victory over Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo was enough boost for the Super Eagles squad at the WAFU Cup of Nations.

“Defeating Cameroon in Nigeria 4-0 and drawing them 1-1 in Yaoundé is enough boost for the team, it shows the team is good," Ugbade said on Vanguardngr.com.

“Again, such a feat is capable of putting fear in any of the teams in West Africa because everyone knows the strength of Cameroon in football." said the former El-Kanemi Warriors and Calabar Rovers defender

The Super Eagles have qualified for the tournament's group stage contest that will see eight teams divided into two groups of four teams.

Nigeria won the 2010 WAFU Cup of Nations title as tournament hosts. They defeated Senegal 2-0 in the final at the MKO Abiola Stadium.