The Seychelles national football team players are already in Nigeria ahead of Friday’s formality match with the Super Eagles in the last match day of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The team, which carries the heaviest goal deficit of 20 and winning none of its preceding five matches already, has an excuse for a possible loss.
Sports Village Square gathers from AOIFootball that the Seychelles’ head coach, Gavin Jeanne has decried what he called bad officiating after seeing his side suffer a second demoralizing defeat to Ethiopia’s U-23 team at the weekend.
Seychelles, who are camped in Ethiopia lost 3-0 to their hosts after also going down 1-0 to the same opponents a few days earlier. They arrived Nigeria on Tuesday aboard Ethiopia Airlines.
Jeanne, who insists his side want to finish strongly in the AFCON qualifiers, posited that there were few positives for his side despite the bad officiating and hopes for a better outing against Nigeria on Friday.
“We played a bit better but it was not a fair game as two of our opponents’ goals should never have stood as the official was biased and we had two players sent off and we also struggled with the altitude,” Galvin told local media.
Nigeria won the first leg match, 3-0 in Seychelles last September.