Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo has said the team will do the talking on the pitch when they take on Angola in the quarter final of the AFCON 2023.
The Super Eagles defeated Cameroon 2-0 to book a date with their South African opponent on Friday.
Omeruo in an interview said the team will continue to work together and believe in themselves.
“We have absolutely no need to go into back-and-forth chatter with any team.
“The Super Eagles are in Cote d’Ivoire for serious business.
“We have not played Angola for a long time but I remember we played them in 2012 in a friendly and it ended in a draw.
“I have also read of how previous encounters between the two countries have been quite close.
“There is no possibility of Friday’s match ending in a draw; a winner must emerge.
“So much talk has been going on.
“Our collective resolve is to do the talking on the pitch. The Nigeria Spirit trumps all.
“We drew our first match (against Equatorial Guinea) and many people concluded that we are not here to compete strongly for the trophy.
“They have since admitted that we may be up to something after we defeated Cote d’Ivoire, and then Cameroon.
“We must continue to work hard, believe in ourselves and put in a solid shift each day and time we get onto the field.”
The quarterfinal game is scheduled for Friday 6pm Nigeria time at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium.