Afcon 2019: Seychelles Threaten Eagles Ahead of Saturday’s Clash

Ahead of the weekend’s African Cup of Nations qualifier between Seychelles and Nigeria in Victoria, the Pirates coach Gavin Jeanne said his wards are a threat to the Super Eagles as they intend to collect all three points.

Jeanne observed that Seychelles might be minnows in African football, but they have the potentials to cause an upset when they take on the three-time African champions.

“We want to get the biggest shock in Africa (on Saturday),” declared the coach of the Pirates of Seychelles.

“We don’t have as much talent as Nigeria have, we’re amateurs, but we will try to get a result from this game.

“We have nothing to lose, we want to have fun against the best team in Africa.”

The coach, who was hired in March after working with his country’s U17 team, further said the Eagles have already shown his team some respect by calling up their top stars in Europe for this AFCON qualifier.

“By coming down with their World Cup stars, they have already shown us respect,” he said.

“We know it will be a difficult game for us, a battle between the biggest country in Africa and the smallest.”

The island-nation are rated 188th in the world, and have it all to do against the mighty Super Eagles seeking a first appearance at the Afcon since lifting the trophy in South Africa in 2013.

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