Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro has backed Nigeria to win a fourth Africa Cup of Nations.
Peseiro conceded however in an interview with NFF TV, that it would be a real challenge when action gets under way in Ivory Coast later this month.
The Portuguese coach said that more than 70 players had been monitored as he whittled that number down for the final 25-man squad.
The last of Nigeria’s three continental titles came 10 years ago in South Africa.
The Nigeria squad gathers in Abu Dhabi today Tuesday for a training camp before
flying out to Ivory Coast.
They open their campaign on January 14 against Equatorial Guinea in Abidjan.