Shooting Stars ace Ajani Ibrahim has expressed optimism about Nigeria’s chances at the ongoing 2016 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament in Rwanda.
Ajani who did not make the team to the competition is confident in the ability of his home-based colleagues to win the title.
The Super Eagles B team made their debut at the tournament in South Africa 2013 and emerged as the third best team after defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 in the losers final. This year they’ve been placed in Group C alongside Niger, Tunisia, and Guinea.
‘Eagles have what it takes to lift the trophy in Kigali,’ Ajani told 366football.com. ‘The team should forget the fact that they’ve neither played in the final nor lifted the trophy in the past.’
He insists that the team has trained very well and played good test matches before hitting Kigali.
‘2016 could be a turn-around edition for Nigeria. The team has had good preparations before the tournament and should be able to deliver,’ he added.
Nigeria will begin their journey in CHAN with their first match on Monday against Niger Republic.