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Ikechukwu Ezenwa reveals inspiration behind their World Cup qualification

Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Chipolopolo of Zambia to become the African nation to book a place at Russia 2018 World Cup


Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has revealed determination was their inspiration to secure a Russia 2018 World Cup ticket.

Ezenwa was in the goal post as the Super Eagles beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 at the Uyo township Stadium.

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi came in as a substitute to grab the all-important goal as Nigeria became the first Africa nation to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup.

“Qualifying for the World Cup was the focus of everyone in the team before the game. Presently now, everyone is happy for the joy of qualifying the country,” Ezenwa told Goal.

“It is a thing of joy for me playing three games and being part of the team’s qualification. I had the belief that I will do the country proud if I was given the nod to start the match against Cameroon. My colleagues – Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye were also equal to the task and could make the country proud.
“I think the future is bright for me and the most important thing for me is to remain focus because I don’t have to lose my head or celebrate too much. There are more things ahead to do and very soon I have to leave the shore of Nigeria to a club abroad to further my career,” he added.

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