Former Super Eagles Striker Benedict Akwuegbu Believes Super Eagles Can Win AFCON 2024

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By Sedara Philip

Former Super Eagles forward, Benedict Akwuegbu is confident the present crop of Super Eagles have all it takes to win the 2024 Africa Cup Of Nations, coming up in Ivory Coast next year.

Akwuegbu made this known on Sunday, during a live interview session on a digital Sports Platform, Family United By Football (FUBF), where he was featured as a special guest.

The Super Eagles qualified for next year’s tournament, after defeating Sierra Leone 3-2 in Monrovia, two weeks ago, courtesy of a brace by Victor Osimhen and a late strike from Leceister City forward Kelechi Iheanacho.

The former RC Lens of France Forward said the team has an array of talents capable of winning the biggest African Football Cup tournament for the fourth time.

“I am absolutely confident because of the talent, God-given skills, and history of Nigerian football,” Akwuegbu said.

“With players like Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho and others, we have a great chance of creating something big in Ivory Coast. If the tactics and build up is right, we can go all the way to be Champions again.” He concluded.

Akwuegbu, had an illustrious career that spanned through RC Lens, France (1991-92), KSC eedracht Aalst, Belgium (1992-93), Harelbek, Belgium (1994-96), Waregem, Belgium (1996-97), Tienen, Belgium (1997-98), Grazer AK, Austria (1998-2002), Sheyang Ginde, China(loan 2002), Grazer AK , Austria (2002-2004), FC Karnten, Austria (2004), St Gallen, Switzerland (2004-2005), Wacker Innsbruck, Austria (2005-2006), Siegen, Germany (2006) and Tianjin Teda, China (loan 2006).

The former Heartland of Owerri Assistant General Manager also had career spells at Panserraikos, Greece (2006-2007), Qingdao Jonoon, China (2007), Beijing Hongdeng, China (2008) and Basingstoke Town, England (2009-2010) before calling time on his career.

Akwuegbu scored eight times for the Super Eagles in 30 appearances.

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