Victor Anichebe wants Nigeria to make mark in South Africa

Toffees striker Victor Anichebe celebrates his goal against Newcastle on January 2, 2013
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Victor Anichebe wants Nigeria to "do well" in the Africa Cup of Nations as they prepare to kick off their campaign against Burkina Faso tonight.

Everton striker Victor Anichebe has called on his Nigerian compatriots to make their country "proud" at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The national side begin their campaign in South Africa tonight against Burkina Faso in the opening Group C clash.

"I have got good friends there, like Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel, and a lot of others as well," Anichebe told the club's official website.

"I want them to do well and it will be great for Nigeria if they can because last time they weren't in the competition. Hopefully they can go there and make Nigerians proud."

Anichebe hasn't competed for his country since 2011 when he suffered a groin injury.

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