2014 W/Cup Ambrose: Eagles will stop Messi

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Celtic star Efe Ambrose has backed the Super Eagles to shine at Brazil 2014, saying the African champions will stop top stars like Lionel Messi of Argentina on their way to glory.

In an interview with Africanfootball.com, Ambrose who has helped Celtic to another Scottish league title says Argentina star, Messi is a familiar foe, having faced the Barcelona player in the UEFA Champions League. “It makes no difference, it is the same player whether for club or country. Nigeria have a lot of good defenders who can stop Messi and any other striker in the world.”

The Celtic strongman would not say which round the Eagles would get to at the World Cup. “I can’t say precisely, but by God’s grace we  will do well and take it game by game, then we will see where it would take us.”

On his second season in Scotland with Celtic, Ambrose said, “It has been a wonderful and great experience for me since I came to Scotland,” adding that the Scottish league has made him a better player.

Efe Ambrose is one of the Super Eagles players sure of a place in Nigeria’s squad for the Mundial. He was part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in 2013.

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