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The former Nigeria goalkeeper believes the Super Eagles will be too strong for the Bafana Bafana when the African Cup of Nations qualifiers begin

By Shina Oludare

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Joseph Dosu has tipped the Super Eagles to scale above their opponents in Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying rounds.

Nigeria have been drawn alongside South Africa, Sudan and the winners between Namibia/Congo and Libya/Rwanda.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist though insisted the group is a tough one but is optimistic that the Super Eagles will make it to Morocco.

 “I think it’s a hard group because we have South Africa, Sudan and [probably] Libya that won the home based Nations Cup. It is definitely a tough group,” Dosu told Goal.

“But then as Nigerians we know how to scale through. If we can win our first two games, I think it will be easy but then at the beginning it will be very tough.

“You can’t write off Nigeria because we are African champions and we know how to make our way through,” he continued.

The draw is seen as a rekindling of rivalries between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana, a side that is longing to earn its first victory in a competitive match against the reigning African champions.

“South Africa will be hoping to take their pound of flesh but Nigeria I think we will continue from where we stopped from. The last time we met them, even with our home-based team, we emerged victorious.

“I think it’s a continuous process for the Super Eagles and the South Africans will need to work hard because we will continue from where we stopped," Dosu concluded.