The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who is the President of the CAF Organizing Committee for AFCON, has again called on the three-time African champions to give joy to the country’s teeming football lovers by pocketing all the three points on Saturday.
Pinnick spoke ahead of the Super Eagles clash against the Mediterranean Stars of Libya in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
He said: “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.
“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.”
South Africa defeated Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo on the opening day of the qualifying series in June 2017, and it is a result that still rankles with the average Nigerian football fan.