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Mikel tips Nigeria for Afcon quarters

Nigeria midfielder, John Obi Mikel believes the Super Eagles will progress to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Eagles are currently without a win after their first two games at the Afcon but will progress to the last eight with a win over Ethiopia in their final Group C game on January 29.

Nigeria would have put themselves in a strong position with victory over Zambia in their second preliminary game on Friday but drew 1-1 to take their points haul to two.

Mikel has now voiced his sentiments about Nigeria’s chances at the Afcon explaining that the Eagles will soar to the quarter finals of the competition.

“Hopefully in the last game we will get the three points that we need to qualify for the quarterfinals,” Mikel said about the upcoming match against Ethiopia.

The Chelsea midfielder also admonished his teammates about the need not to let their heads drop following the heartbreaking nature of their draw against Zambia.

“We have to keep working, we have to keep believing in what we do and in the way we play.

“I think we did well, the team did really well but again we conceded [late in] in the game,” he concluded.


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