Super Eagles striker Odion Jude Ighalo has revealed that he and his teammates will do all their best to make Nigerians proud when they face South Africa in the quarter finals of the ongoing AFCON on Wednesday.
Ighalo who was speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s match at the Cairo International Stadium, Ighalo revealed that he is expecting another difficult match against the South Africans whom the Super Eagles played twice during the qualifiers.
‘We have to do our job because this is going to be a tough game. I’m satisfied I give my best and I don’t look at the criticism. I’m thinking of the team, if I don’t score and we still won I am satisfied. Against Cameroon it was a difficult game and tomorrow it is going to be another tough one. We are ready and we are going to show it tomorrow. This match is totally different from those in the qualifiers. We know this is going to be a difficult game against South Africa, a very fast team but we will make sure to make Nigerians proud.’
Ighalo has so far played a key role for the Super Eagles especially in the Round of 16 against Cameroon where he scored a brace and provide the asst for Alex Iwobi’s winning goal.
He has so far scored 3 goals in the tournament and will be very key for the Super Eagles on Wednesday against the South Africans.
Nigeria v South Africa will kickoff at 20:00 Nigeria Time at the Cairo International Stadium.