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The Celtic defender says that the Super Eagles are primed to win the Nations Cup in South Africa due to the physical form of the players

Super Eagles and Celtic defender, Efe Ambrose is convinced that Nigeria has enough quality to battle the other 15 teams for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations trophy in South Africa next year. 

The player said he based his convictions and optimisms on the facts on ground.

"Sincerely speaking some of us are in our best form due to our playing consistently in our various clubs. So our fitness level is never in doubt and this would be a good yard stick to measure our performance at the [Africa Cup of Nations]," Ambrose told                    

He also praised the decisions of national coach Stephen Keshi who has brought new life into the squad by involving players from the Nigeria Premier League.

“I have to praise our chief coach for his fatherly gesture towards the players and standing firm in his decision to give the home players a chance in the team.

“He has also bridged the wide gap between the home-based guys and us that play abroad. So these guys now play with full confidence and have started to contribute immensely to the overall performance of the team which has brought us thus far.”

Ambrose said that the fitness level of the Nigeria players will be key to their performance at the tournament as they aim to win a third continental trophy for the country.  

“We are going to bring our fitness level to bear when the Nations Cup commences in January. I am cock sure that we are not only going to perform well in the competition but we have a very good chance of winning the Afcon 2013 trophy at the end of the competition,”  the former Olympics star promised.