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Enyeama: I owe my country the Afcon

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 8 Feb 2013

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Vincent Enyeama feels he owes Nigeria an Africa Cup of Nations win, having been involved in the nation’s set-up since 2002.

The Super Eagles defeated Mali 4-1 in their semi-final this week to set up a final against Burkina Faso, and Enyeama said that reaching the decider is one of his greatest achievements.

“I think it is high time that I get to lift the trophy,” Enyeama told Goal.com.

“We are all determined to win. Every player is ready and I think it will take a team effort for us to win this cup.”

The goalkeeper was named stand-in captain when he has started games without full-time skipper Joseph Yobo in the line-up, but downplayed the honour.

“I am just a goalkeeper wearing a captain’s belt, but the true captain is Yobo and the rest of the players,” Enyeama said.

“When we enter the field everyone is a leader, and I think that is what has made us successful.”

And Enyeama feels an Afcon win would be one of his proudest moments.

“Yes, I know that I have achieved a lot of things in my football career, but I still owe my country the Afcon,” he said.

“The mood in the side has been great and I have had a great relationship with coach Stephen Keshi. He comes in with depth of experience and belief in all the players. It is always great playing under such a coach.

“Going to the final, we don’t know what will happen, but we know that we are going to give it our all and God will do the rest.”

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