Efe Ambrose: Dream Come True To Play At Afcon

Published: January 13, 2013
Efe Ambrose: Dream Come True To Play At AfconGlasgow Celtic utility defender Efe Ambrose is delighted to have made the Eagles squad for the African Cup of Nations. In an interview with the official website of the Scottish club, he spoke on the chances of Nigeria winning silverware at Africa's premier soccer competition.

''It’s a dream come true, because I’ve never played in the Africa Cup of Nations. It’s my first time and for me it is important to be among that 23-man list. I used to watch the tournament when I was younger and I remember seeing a lot of good players in the competition. That was nice but being a part of it would be amazing,'' says Ambrose to celticfc.net.

He added: ''For us it’s been a long time since we have won the Nations Cup. This is a chance for us to put things right and prove to the world that we are back. We want to be the giants of Africa. I know football has changed, there are no bigger or smaller countries, everybody is equal. Everyone is up for the task, and there is a lot of talent - a lot of countries have a lot of good players. It is going to be a good Nations Cup, and if you are to win it you have to beat the best. You have to work hard, train hard, and believe in yourself.''

Ambrose picked Nigeria as the team to watch in the tournament but cautioned that they should be wary of Zambia and Ivory Coast. Nigeria's opening match is against Burkina Faso on January 21.

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