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.WAFU Cup organisers cancel Nigeria, Ghana clash
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.