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Football | Nigeria

No weaklings for Flying Eagles



Flying Eagles' forward, Bright Ejike has said it will be too tricky to term as weakling any of their 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC) group foes.

The African football body on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt pitched Nigeria in Group B together with DR Congo, Mali and Gabon for the biennial football showpiece in Algeria.

Ejike said relatively weak teams turn superstars once Nigeria's name is mentioned.

"Of course, no team is small or pushover even the so-called pushover team become something else once they hear the name Nigeria.

"As the draws have been made every team will be preparing, the truth is that every team wants to make it to the World Cup and that will heat up the challenge.

"We have no option than to prepare adequately for the championship irrespective of who the opponents are. The group is fair but no victory will come on a platter of gold it must be worked for," said the former Sharks' goal-king to supersport.com.

Ejike, who is in hot romance with Cup holders, Heartland, said coach John Obuh's team will land in Turkey for the 2013 Fifa Under20 World Cup.

"Why not? We're going to the AYC in Algeria to make it to the World Cup in Turkey. We're playing to be there.

"Title-holders aside, we're supposed to be at the World Cup and by God's grace we'll not only win the World Cup ticket but successfully defend the title," he said.

The semifinalists of the 2013 AYC in Algeria will make it straight to the 2013 Fifa Under20 World Cup in Turkey between June 21 and July 13.

Group A of the AYC has hosts, Algeria, Benin Republic, Egypt and Ghana.

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