Chukwueze: Nigeria can win AFCON 2021


A LaLiga wonderkid, who found the back of the net against Bafana Bafana at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, believes Nigeria can clinch the 2021 Afcon title in Cameroon.

Samuel Chukwueze impressed in his first major tournament with the Super Eagles, amassing six appearances en route to his side's elimination from the spectacle in the semi-finals against Algeria.

The 20-year-old most notably scooped up the Man of the Match accolade after netting his first international goal in the Super Eagles' 2-1 victory over South Africa in the quarter-finals.

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After securing a bronze medal with victory over Tunisia in the third-place play-off, Chukwueze has set his sights on lifting the next Afcon title, which will be held in Cameroon in two years' time.

"When you pick up a medal in your first major tournament, it is a positive sign of bigger things to come," he said, as per BBC Football.

"Not so many young players get the opportunity to be in the Nigeria squad and even get a chance to play.

"I know, with our squad, we are capable of winning this competition in the future, and I really want to be a part of that."