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Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

Nigeria, South Africa: Ik Uche expects tough game

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Ikechukwu-Uche-of-Villarreal1By Taofeek Lawal

Villarreal of Spain striker, Ikechukwu Uche has predicted a tough match against South Africa as the Super Eagles plot to secure Group A’s second qualification ticket for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Villarreal striker expects a tough encounter with Bafana Bafana but is hopeful of securing Nigeria’s place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

The South Africans lead the group with 11 points from five games while the Super Eagles moved to second position with seven points same as the Congo’s Red Devils but with a better head-to-head and can snatch the second qualification ticket if they beat the visitors at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo on tomorrow.

Uche scored from the penalty spot against Congo in his first game with the Eagles for almost two years as they won 2-0 in Pointe-Noire.

“The game against the Red Devils was a very difficult match for us because it was a match everybody expected us to win,” Uche said. This huge expectation from Nigerians propelled us to beat the Congolese despite the huge hostility from them. This we will also take to the match against South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday.

“Now we have to concentrate on beating Bafana Bafana. We won’t be deceived by the South Africans because we know that they are coming with their full squad.

“So we just need to mind our business and do our job well and win the game because that is what over 170 million Nigerians want right now.”


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