Wednesday, 23 January 2013

EMENIKE: This is not my best!

Super Eagles bully striker Emmanuel Emenike said he has yet to hit top form even after scoring on his AFCON debut on Monday.

The Spartak Moscow striker powered Nigeria in front after 23 minutes against Burkina Faso, but he has now said there is a lot more left in his tank at this competition.

His goal and high work rate against the Stallions certainly justified his starting role ahead of the more prolific Ikechukwu Uche.

Coach Stephen Keshi has already tipped the former FC Cape Town star to match the exploits of the late Rashidi Yekini.

“I have never lost my self belief and I will still like to say that my best is yet to be seen. I will always keep getting better in the team and score important goals like this," said Emenike
The big centre-forward said the team were disappointed they did not beat Burkina Faso, but he demanded the focus should now be on Friday’s all-important clash against Zambia.

"It was not as we had hoped (draw vs Burkina Faso), but that is football for you. We don't need to be down cast, we just need to remain focused and work harder for the next game against Zambia," Emenike urged.

"The draw was not really what we wanted and not too good for us, so we must step up and we must show more character.

“We are still on course to progress to the next round.

“And I believe the draw with Burkina Faso will make us to be more ruthless and take our chances against Zambia.“

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