BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles who are expected to depart for Tunisia on Monday for the return leg of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying duel are hoping to get the maximum three points at stake.
According to allnigeriasoccer.com, Samuel Kalu is confident Nigeria will defeat Libya who are playing away from home in Tunisia owing to troubled political situation in Libya.
Kalu who was very desperate for goals on Saturday eventually crowned his efforts with the fourth goal of the match.
”We are definitely be going into that match with a mindset of get all three points. We will approach the match with the same aggressive way like we did in Uyo,” Kalu told the sports blog, allnigeriasoccer.
”It’s not going to be easy because the Libyans want to respond to their heavy loss but I am confident we will get the right result.”
Nigeria last achieved winning home and away against a team last year after an away 2-1 defeat of Zambia was followed by a 1-0 win in the qualifying series for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
A win over Libya will almost guarantee a berth into the finals ahead of their potentially explosive encounter next month against group leaders, South Africa.
The South Africans, already with seven points are almost guaranteed of another win on Tuesday as they face the punching bad of the group, Seychelles.
The Indian Ocean chain of islands nation, playing with a bunch of part-timers who have not secured any point and have amassed a massive 13 goal deficit. A possible win for South Africa will take their point-haul to 10.
Nigeria will have to secure at least a point against Libya to narrow the gap between them and the South Africans.