Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Second leg against Ethiopia will be tougher - Emmanuel Emenike

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has rejected suggestions that Nigeria are as good as having qualified for the 2014 World Cup,adding that the game against Ethiopia won't be an easy one.

Nigeria will this weekend in Calabar play the return leg of the qualifiers,holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg last month.

Emenike who bagged two goals in the first leg of the qualifiers against Ethiopia,said that the game this weekend would be more difficult than the one played in Addis Ababa.

However,the Fenerbahce forward said that his sights are already on the World Cup,having conquered at the Nations Cup with the Nigerian national team.

“I am glad to have played in the Nations Cup and won, but I am dreaming of playing in my first World Cup for Nigeria. That will be the first time I will be at the World Cup and to get to play in Brazil, where they are crazy about football, would be a dream come true,” Emenike told

“The game in Calabar will be tougher for us than the one in Addis Ababa. We have to be careful and get ready for another big business in Calabar,” he said citing the possibility of a let-down.

“Ethiopia are very good and they will be coming here with more tricks. So, we shouldn't see the first victory as the end of road.”