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The Heartland captain is optimistic that the home based players will do well at the CHAN tournament in South Africa

Heartland captain Chinedu Efugh has expressed confidence in the home based players, while declaring that they will win the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which comes up next year in South Africa.

Stephen Keshi led the team to their first apperance in the competition after twice missing out on qualification for the tournament open only to players based in their country's local leagues.

Efugh told Goal that everything is ready for the team to make their mark in the competition.

"I have implicit confidence in the players plying their trade in Nigeria. In spite of all the problems in the League, we have always shown that under a very good atmosphere, we can excel.

"And that is why I am saying that the home based Super Eagles will do well in the next tournament in South Africa. The platfform is just right for the team to begin to show that we have good players in Nigeria.

"South Africa, Mali and Mozambique will not in any way pose any problem for the team.

"These three countries will try their best, but they will meet a strong Nigerian team ready to take the tournament by storm.

"The good thing about any Nigerian player is just to look for any opportunity to make a statement. That opportunity has presented itself and the team will win the trophy," Efugh boasted.

The third edition of CHAN starts January 11 with the first game between South Africa and Mozambique.

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