Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo said he believes the Super Eagles will pick six points against a ‘strong’ Libya side in the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier doubleheader.
Gernot Rohr’s men play the first of the two crucial encounters at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, with the reverse fixture coming two days later in Libya’s newly adopted home, Algeria.
The Mediterranean Knights come into the games as the group leaders with four points – and a superior goal difference – following their opening day drubbing of Seychelles nd an impressive goalless draw away at South Africa.
The Eagles, meanwhile, secured a 3-0 away victory against Seychelles in Vitoria to put their campaign back on track having suffered a shock 2-0 home reverse against Bafana Bafana in Uyo last year.
As the Eagles camp opens today, the Leganes defender is upbeat the three-time African champions can take control of the group by overrunning their north African counterparts.
“We will be up against a strong Libyan side but we are the Super Eagles and we have a great squad,” Omeruo told team official Twitter.
“We will give our all to pick maximum six points from both games.
“I have confidence in the entire crew. We urge all our fans to get behind us and give us all the support. We will not disappoint you all.”