The Super Eagles of Nigeria will square-up against the Pirates of Seychelles in what is a dead rubber African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match in Asaba on Friday.
The three-time African champions currently lead Group E with 10 points from five games and have already booked their spot in the continental competition but they still have the first spot to fight for as they are a point ahead of second-placed South Africa.
Nigeria are gunning for their fourth win in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Seychelles. Recall the reverse fixture ended on a sour note for Seychelles who lost 3-0 at the Stade Linite, Victoria, as the trio of Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Chidozie Awaziem all getting on the scoresheet.
Rohr resorted to a familiar 23-man squad for Friday’s clash with Midtjylland’s Paul Onuachu and Enyimba duo of Valentine Ozornwafor and Ikouwem Utin the only players handed debut call ups. Also, the German tactician handed a late call up to Akwa United forward, Ndifreke Effiong who takes the spot of Ola Aina.
The Eagles will face the Pharaohs of Egypt, who are seven-time champions and record winners of the continent’s most prestigious football diadem in a friendly game next Tuesday also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Fact: Seychelles have lost four of their last five games, with their only draw coming against South Africa in their fourth AFCON qualifying clash in October 2018
• Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
• Gavin Jeanne (Seychelles)
Date, Time and Venue of the match:
- Match 22th, 2018
- 4:00pm (Nigerian time)
- Asaba, Nigeria.