Super Eagles midfielder Ogenekaro Etebo is confident that team will pick up it’s qualification ticket for next year’s AFCON when it takes on South Africa this weekend in Johannesburg.
Etebo who was speaking after the team’s 1st training session on Tuesday in Asaba also believed that the team is in high spirit ahead of the match.
‘After our away win in Libya, the task has been made less complicated, a win or a draw sends gets us qualified and am sure we will get that. As you can see we are taking the match very seriously, we all made sure we got back to camp on time and confidence in the team is high’
Etebo also praised the facilities at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. The Stoke City midfielder commended the Delta State government for put up the stadium but also urged them to do their best in maintaining it.
‘Am surprised and excited to see this kind of facility and above all the turf. Am from Delta State as you know and throughout my time here all we had was astro turf. I appreciate the state government for this pitch but I also urge them to maintain it. As we know, the hardworking is in maintaining the facility ‘
Nigeria will take on South Africa on Saturday at the National Stadium Johannesburg in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers needing only a point to qualify.