By Johnny Edward:
Home based Super Eagles winger, Osas Okoro believes the team are favourites to win the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Okoro however, is quick to add that the team will take one step at a time in achieving that goal.
Okoro, who is making his debut in the tournament, says the team is mentally ready for the challenge.
"We have made a big step mentally," Okoro states.
"We just have to take each game as it comes as we hope to progress."
Okoro also admits "competition is ferocious" within the Home Eagles squad, but would have it no other way.
He adds: "When I first joined the team, there was talks I couldn't make the team, but I proved them wrong and I am there to accept the competition and fight for my place."
"Everybody is battling hard to make the starting line-up and that makes us better as a team."
The Home Eagles are pooled in group C along with Tunisia, Guinea and Niger. Oliseh's team will begin their campaign against Niger.