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AFCON 2023: ‘Current Super Eagles are better than 2019 set’ – Moses Simon

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By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Nigeria winger Moses Simon believes the current crop of Super Eagles players are better than the ones that edged Cameroon 3-2 in the knockout stage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The two teams that shared eight African titles will trade tackles in the Round of 16 at AFCON 2023 in Abidjan.

Ahead of the game, Simon is confident that the three-time African champions can succeed over the team that has defeated the Super Eagles three times out of their five AFCON triumphs.

“I think we are feeling good. We will take every game step by step as we have been doing,” Simon told journalists during a pre-match press conference in Abidjan on Friday.

“I spoke with Castelleto about the game and the thing we discussed I think is within us. In 2019, we played against Cameroon. They are strong and we know about them.

“I know that they are better now than in 2019 and I believe my team is also better than in 2019. We will see after the game. We don’t read history. We just want to play and win.”

Nigeria won the last two clashes between both sides at the 2004 AFCON and 2019 in Tunisia and Egypt respectively at the quarter-final and Round of 16.

 

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