Omeruo : It’s Not Going To Be A Friendly Match Against Ghana

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo, talks about the upcoming international friendly encounter against Ghana on Friday; reports.

The Super Eagles will play it’s first ever friendly game of 2024 on Friday against arch rivals the Black Stars of Ghana.

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Omeruo who played significant role at the 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast admitted the rivalry between the two African football giants.

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Kenneth Omeruo playing for Nigeria

According to the former Chelsea defender, it’s not always a friendly affair when both teams meet on any stage, whether friendly or competitive.

Recall, the Ghana Black Stars dented the Super Eagles dream of playing at the 2022 FIFA world cup tournament in Qatar.

What Omeruo said about the Nigeria and Ghana rivalry

Speaking about the team’s preparedness ahead of the fixture, the Kasimpasa defender confessed stability in camp. Also, he admitted preparations under new manager Finidi George has been great.

“Preparation has been great, it’s good to be back in camp again after the AFCON. I’m happy to see the likes of Ndidi, who was missing and the other boys again,” Omeruo told the Super Eagles media.

“It’s been good, we are training and working hard, working on our tactics to win this game. You know it’s usually not a friendly game against Ghana. We are ready and will go all out to win the game.”

In a other story, Boavista Porto defender, Chidozie Awaziem also admitted the rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana.

According to the former CD Leganes defender, while it’s not going to be an easy game, it’s also important to note that football is not a violent sport.

“Honestly, we are planning to have a good game against Ghana. We know the rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana but we are all prepared and focused for the game.

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Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Kenneth Omeruo

“Football is not a game of fight. It is a sport, we are just going there to play, we are not going there to fight each other,” Awaziem said.

“We all are football players and we all want to fight for our country. I mean, it is going to be a wonderful game between Nigeria and Ghana”

Also, Boavista center-back described training under interim manager Finidi George as being awesome.

And while hoping the Super Eagles can play well under him, he wanted the Enyimba FC gaffer to get the Super Eagles job on permanent basis.

“It has been wonderful, amazing, the atmosphere is quiet good, the weather the condition is good and we are all focused on the friendly games ahead and we are all getting along with our new coach,” Awaziem remarked.

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“I think basically he knows everything about the team, he has been part of us, so it is not going to be difficult for him to lead the team.

“He is doing amazingly well with the training sessions and I hope we are going to have a good run with him.”

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