Central defender William Troost-Ekong says the Super Eagles are motivated for their crunch-encounter against Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Super Eagles have been far from impressive in the 32nd of the tourney and have a date with arch rivals Cameroon in round of 16 tie on Saturday.
Despite their stuttering form to the tournament, the Udinese star believes his team will come out triumphant in the clash against the Indomitable Lions.
“Now we are starting the real competition. We were all disappointed with the loss to Madagascar, but we are ready for Cameroon. The team is motivated and we expect Cameroon to come out very strong against us. We are equally ready for the big game in front of us,” Troost-Ekong told a news conference at the Alexandria Stadium on Friday.
“Winning the AFCON title will be the highlight of my career because that is something that can change someone’s sporting career. I’ve won a medal for Nigeria at the Olympics which was quite great. The Nations Cup, like you know, is is the biggest sporting competition in Africa,” he added.
Nigeria will face Cameroon on Saturday at 5pm at the Alexandria Stadium