The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has called on the Super Eagles to edge closer to the AFCON ticket by defeating Libya in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.
“It is important that we win in Uyo on Saturday in order to fly with the same momentum to Tunisia for the return leg. Victory in Seychelles last month has restored our campaign and we must capitalize on the good feeling to get close to a ticket,” Pinnick said.
“Victory in the two matches will not only take us closer to 2019 AFCON ticket, it will provide us with the verve we need to go and win in South Africa in November.”
Three-time African champions Nigeria trail Libya and South Africa in the group by one point and need victory on Saturday to topple their North African foes.
Meanwhile, group pacesetters Libya have now opted to fly into Nigeria today, as against yesterday that was earlier announced.
The delegation will arrive the Ibom International Airport, Uyo aboard a chartered aircraft this morning.
Ahead of the clash, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said they are leaving nothing to chance against the Mediterranean Knights.
Rohr has been working with his full squad since Wednesday, save for skipper Mikel Obi, who opted out of the qualifying double-header.