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Ezenwa sets sights on African Nations Championship glory against Morocco

9:45 pm AEDT 4/2/18
Ikechukwu Ezenwa Nigeria CHAN 2018
The Super Eagles captain is relishing a tough test against the hosts in Casablanca and feels his side can emerge as champions

Ikechukwu Ezenwa has set his sights on winning the 2018 African Nations Championship title with Nigeria.

The goalkeeper has been integral to Super Eagles’ unbeaten run thus far, keeping clean slates against Rwanda and Libya, before posting a Man of the Match performance against Angola in the last eight.

And Ezenwa, who will miss the final due to injury, has set his sights on winning the title – although he admits it will be a big face-off for both teams.

“It is not going to be difficult playing Morocco because for us we have been playing away from home for like three weeks,” Ezenwa told media.

“Our objective is to win the trophy [on Sunday] in Casablanca. In football, you need team spirit which we have in the team so my absence will not affect the team because my deputy did against Sudan.

“We're ready because it is going to be a big final for both sides and we're confident we can win the trophy.

“We have all been good in the tournament and deserves to be in the final.”

The final billed for Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca will see the championship boast of a new winner.