Ahead of Monday’s all important 2nd leg Olympic qualifiers between Nigeria and Libya, FC Porto midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has said that he and his teammates have no excuse to give to Nigerians should they fail to qualify.
Nwakali who spoke exclusively to DiegwuSports.com also urged his teammates to up their game and show why they are the champions.
‘At this point, there are no more excuses. The 1st leg is now behind us and Nigerians are expecting us to deliver. As a professional it is for such moments that we live for. I am going to give everything I have, and I also urge my teammates to raise their game, We do not have any excuse to give to Nigerians should we fail to qualify.’
Nigeria will be looking to overturn a two goal deficit after losing the 1st leg 2-0 to Libya on Thursday and Nwakali believes he and his teammates will qualify.
‘We totally believe that we can qualify, the whole squad is optimistic and if we play to our strengths, I am sure we will qualify. We urge Nigerians to get behind us and come and support us, we will give our best.’
The all important clash between Nigeria and Libya will kickoff at 4pm.