Kenneth Omeruo joined manager Jose Peseiro for Nigeria’s pre-match press conference on Sunday, signalling his expected key role in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations clash against Guinea-Bissau.
The experienced central defender cautioned his teammates against underestimating their opponent, despite Guinea-Bissau’s consecutive losses in the tournament.
Omeruo emphasized the need for seriousness and focus, reflecting on the struggles faced by top African teams.
His insights are particularly resonant considering Nigeria’s unexpected early exit at the last AFCON, despite a strong group stage.
Omeruo made his sixteenth AFCON appearance as a substitute in Nigeria’s tight 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast.
His remarks underline the unpredictable nature of the competition.
Omeruo said “There’s no easy game now especially in this tournament.” He added “If we go into the game thinking we’re going to beat them there might be a surprise.”