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Ex Super Eagles striker claims Nigeria wont find AFCON23 qualification easy

THE Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin their fight for another trophy this year after being drawn into Group A along side Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principle and Guinea Bissau for the AFCON23 qualifier.
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THE Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin their fight for another trophy this year after being drawn into Group A along side Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principle and Guinea Bissau for the AFCON23 qualifier.

Despite the group draw looking like a walk through for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, former Super Eagles striker, Dele Olorundare, has warned the 3 times African champions not to take it slightly.

“On paper, the draw seems like an easy one for Nigeria, but the truth is that qualification will not come easy - we have to work hard for it,” Olorundare told GOAL.

“We have played Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau in recent times. They know us so well and they will be coming to hurt us.

“Sao Tome and Principe are dark horses, but this is football and we must watch out for them because they can be a surprise package.

“I am a Nigerian and I will be proud to see us play in Cote d’Ivoire 2023, but football is no longer about wishful thinking. Our administrators and players must show that we merit to be there.”

The Sierra Leone stars are not new to the Super Eagles of Nigeria while the Guinea Bissau team won't take it easy after falling to a 2-0 defeat at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.