AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Nigeria/Seychelles in a dead rubber match


Action resumes onmatch day 6 of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with teams vying for places in the competition proper.

Nigeria Super Eagles will not be left out as they face Pirates of Seychelles in a dead rubber match.

Despite the nature of the game, Nigeria’s Coach, Gernot Rohr doesn’t want to leave any unturn as he invited first team players for the match amidst noise that the fringe and home based players should have been made use of.

Seychelles on their own are coming to Nigeria with their first team players simply because large chunks of them ply their trade at home.

The Three time African champions started their campaign on a losing note as they were beaten 0-2 by Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

They rallied back on match day 2 as they walloped Seychelles 3-0 and continued to grow in strength since then.

Eyes will be on newly invited players such as FC Midtjyland striker Paul Onuachu whom the coach has confirmed that he will be giving an opportunity in the game.

Some home lads like Ndifreke Effiong and Flying Eagles duo of Valentine Ozornwaifor and skipper Ikouwem Udoh might also get playing time.

Nigeria sit a point above South Africa on top Group E, heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures, and will be expected to retain the position with victory over Seychelles.

The match is scheduled for the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba on Friday, by 4:30 Pm

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