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Ogbu tips Eagles to beat Stallions



Heartland striker, Brendan Ogbu has predicted a 2-0 win for Nigeria's Super Eagles against the Stallions of Burkina Faso.

Both teams are billed to kick start their 2013 Afcon campaign in Nelspruit, South Africa on Monday.

Ogbu said it will be difficult for the West African foes to upstage two-time Africa champions with the quality of players the Eagles will parade at the biennial football fiesta.

"I rate the Super Eagles higher than their 2013 Afcon Matchday 1 foes, Burkina Faso. They're not the quality of opposition that would shock or threaten Eagles. I foresee a 2-0 win for the Nigerians.

"The Eagles will be the surprise many in South Africa. I'm tipping them to qualify ahead of their group's opponents.

"Zambia, too, will not trouble the Super Eagles though they have the edge being the titleholders and will play with more confidence. I still give the game to Nigeria the same as the tie against Ethiopia," said the former Enugu Rangers hitman to supersport.com.

Ogbu gave Nigeria manager, Stephen Keshi kudos for including six NPL players in his Afcon squad.

"It's a cheering news that six league players made the Super Eagles' Afcon squad.

"It's credit to Keshi, I can only wish the players good luck and pray they go ahead to justify their inclusion as their performance will determine the fate of other league players making it to the national team," he said.



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