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Omeruo Targets 2017 Nations Cup

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 12:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Akhilomen – Correspondent, Lagos


Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, says Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations would help it approach the next edition with a different attitude.

Grouped alongside Egypt, Chad and Tanzania for the qualifiers, Omeruo believes that the players will find the right attitude to pick the group sole ticket.

“I think this time things would be different, as we now know how painful it was not to qualify for a big tournament like the Africa Cup of Nations. I am sure we will get it right this time.

Omeruo, who was part of the team that won the 2013 edition in South Africa, has had a handful of matches to play at Middlesbrough due to re-occurred injury. However, he insisted that missing the 2015 bi-annual tournament remains one of his painful moments.

“The moment I don’t want to remember in my career was when we failed to qualify for 2015 Nations Cup. It was a very painful experience for me.

“My best moment was winning the trophy for Nigeria in 2013. I am yet to have any medal at club level, who knows I may win the playoffs and help Middlesbrough secure promotion to the EPL now.” he said.