…We will avenge the defeat -Libya captain
By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles playmaker, Alexandra Iwobi has expressed optimism that the team will beat the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the return leg of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, today in Sfax, Tunisia.
The Arsenal of England prodigy, who noted that the victory over the Libyans on Saturday revived Super Eagles qualification hope for next year’s tournament in Cameroon, said that the team was ready to deliver the needed three points today.
Other players such as Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo while congratulating the team for a job well done in Uyo, expressed hope in fininshing the job today.
“Great mood after the victory on Saturday, what a win. Great fight from the boys. We go again Tuesday,” Omeruo said on his Instagram post.
In a similar vein, light skin defender, William Troost-Ekong also expressed his intention ahead of the duel.
“3 points, clean sheet. Great work from the boys on Saturday. Always enjoy playing on my home soil in Uyo. Special mention of Odion Ighalo. congrats on your hat-trick bro. On to Tuesday now to finish the job!” he Tweeted on Twitter
Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi also expressed their feelings in similar vein.
However, Libya’s captain and goalkeeper, Mohammed Fathi Abduala has declared that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will pay for the 4-0 spanking they handed his side on Saturday by falling in the reverse leg this Tuesday in Sfax, Tunisia.
Abduala says he is confident his team will avenge the loss they suffered in Uyo when they take on Nigeria in Sfax, owing to the fact that luck played a role in the win the Eagles got in Uyo.
He emphasized: “It’s not over yet. We can still beat them in Tunisia and we will do that. They were lucky with some decisions and we were not. In Tunisia it won’t be the same.
“Nigeria have a good team with individual players in Europe but we gave them a good fight and we hope to do better in Tunisia. All the mistakes made by us during the game will be corrected. We will beat them in Tunisia,” he was quaoted
With the 4-0 victory, Eagles with 6 point are now 2nd on the AFCON qualifier group E log table, while South Africa maintain the top position with seven point.
Libya and Seychelles are now in 3rd and 4th position respectively but a win against Nigeria will see them leapfrog Nigeria on Second with 7 points while a win for Nigeria will take them to 9 points and closer to the 2019 ticket.