The battle to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON comes to an end this weekend, with the battle for qualification slots in the 12 groups getting to an interesting climax.
The Super Eagles, after an inauspicious start when they lost 0-2 at home in Uyo to South Africa in 2017, are now looking to end the qualifiers on a high note.
The three-times champions have moved on from that disappointment however and they are now Group E leaders with the qualification ticket in the bag. On Friday, they are up against the Pirates of Sychelles in Asaba, Delta state.
The group’s other fixture has the Mediterranean Knights of Libya against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at Sfax in Tunisia on Sunday.
Nigeria’s encounter against Seychelles is not more than an academic affair, and the Eagles may be seeking to maintain reputation and also use the game to kickstart preparations for the AFCON. While Nigeria have already qualified, the big question in focus now is who will be joining them from the group. The competition, which will be the 32nd edition, will be held from June 21st to July 19th .