South Africa-based James Okwuosa has tipped Nigeria to shine at the CHAN because they will play on good football pitches at the tournament.
Former Enugu Rangers skipper Okwuosa said Nigeria are blessed with abundant talent but lack good pitches in the country have often limited them from playing to their full capacity.
“Nigeria have a lot of good players and I see them doing well in CHAN in January. The good pitches in South Africa will make the team do well, we lack those in Nigeria,” said the Chippa United defender, who is linked with a move to Europe in the winter and has enjoyed recent call-ups to the main Eagles.
“If I am still in South Africa by then, I will be there to support them from the stands.”