Former Kano Pillars chairman, Abba Galadima has disclosed that the Super Eagles should explore the huge sporting gap between Nigeria and Libya and triumph in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier slated for Uyo on Saturday.
The Eagles currently trail the Mediterranean Knights in third place in Group E with three points from two games while Libya and South Africa are occupying the first and second spots with four points apiece respectively.
Galadima noted that the Eagles must capitalize on their global rating and previous achievements in Africa to crush the Libyans and brighten their chances of qualification for the 2019 Afcon slated for Cameroon.
He stressed that must hold the fixture with Adel Amrouche’s men in right regard and strive not secure the three points in Uyo and also ensure they avoid defeat in Tunisia in the recent leg tie to boost their qualification hope and save Nigerians the heartache of three consecutive shutouts in Africa’s football showpiece.
“I don’t think that Libya will be a match to us because in all situations they are still a small team to us,” Galadima told Goal.
“We should face them with the same mindset and secure the three points that will boost our chances of qualifying for the Afcon. They are on top of the group presently but we should show them that we have woken up and should strive to get the maximum points.
“We can’t afford to miss another Afcon and so the Eagles must take this game seriously and ensure that they turn the results of the qualification series around in the next two games. We must win at home first before talking about the away fixture.”
The Eagles were stopped from playing in the 2015 and 2017 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon respectively after they were eliminated in the qualifiers by South Africa and Egypt. They last won the competition in 2013 when it was hosted by South Africa.