Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said his team must approach the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya on Saturday with all seriousness to get a positive result.
Nigeria face Libya in the first of the qualifying double-header at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. The Mediterranean Knights host the second leg of the tie four days later in Sfax, Tunisia.
Libya top Group E with four points – same as second-placed South Africa, who will play bottom-placed Seychelles home and away – while the Eagles are third with three points.
Rohr’s team began the qualifiers with a 2-0 loss to Bafana Bafana in Uyo before they returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Seychelles in Victoria last month.
Saturday’s match is the first home match for the Eagles after the Russia 2018 World Cup, where they exited in the group stages.
The German tactician admits the Mediterranean Knights are a strong side but said the Eagles will prepare for Saturday’s clash. they did against Cameroon last year. Nigeria played Cameroon over two legs in the qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup. they won 4-0 in Uyo before playing 1-1 in Yaounde.
The former Burkina Faso coach said his team have to be physically and technically fit to get the three points against the North Africans in Uyo and Sfax.
“We have to prepare for the two matches like we did against Cameroon last year,” Rohr said in a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles.
“The focus is on Libya’s strong team, who had a draw in South Africa, and are leaders in our group. Two games in four days means that we have to be very fit physically and technically.”