Eagles Ready For Seychelles in Asaba.
Confidence is high in the Super Eagles camp as already –eliminated Pirates of Seychelles tackle the three –time African champions at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba this Friday. The match is the final day must play fixtures of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Group leaders Nigeria made sure of a slot at African football’s biggest houseparty far back in November 2018 after a 1-1 draw with South Africa
In Mahé Island on 8th September 2018, goals by Ahmed Musa, defender Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo sealed a 3-0 win and kept the Eagles in the hunt for a ticket to the 2019 AFCON.
Wins over Libya home and away and the draw in South Africa took Nigeria to the finals.
On Friday, Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr will unleash his best legs, as a high –score win would put the Eagles in good and great mood for Tuesday’s prestige international friendly against seven –time African champions Egypt at the same venue.
Twenty –four hours before that encounter, the Nigeria U23 squad will seek to overturn a 0-2 first leg loss to their Libyan counterparts in a 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying first round fixture, also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
CAF has named Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte as the match referee . His compatriots, Jose Carlos Alexandre Pina Mendes is the assistant referee 1, with Delgade Fernandes Wilson Jorge as assistant referee 2 and Delgado Rocha Lenine as fourth official.
The match commissioner is Martin Gomez from Gambia, while Togolese Latre-Kavi Edzona Lawson Hogban will be referee assessor. The match starts at 4pm.