Eagles’ll Beat Familiar Bafana In Johannesburg, Says Musa

Eagles prepare for South Africa clash (image courtesy NFF)

Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles are fully ready to get the better of South Africa in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg.

The two sides will face off on Saturday, 17 November, at the FNB Stadium in a top-of-the-table clash.

The three-time African champions lead the group on nine points, while Bafana Bafana are one point adrift, with Libya and Seychelles on four and one respectively.

Gernot Rohr’s men will hope to make it four consecutive wins in the group after overcoming Seychelles 3-0 on the road, and overcoming Libya back-to-back in a 4-0 and 3-2 triumph.

And speaking ahead of the game, Musa said South Africa, which stunned the Eagles 2-0 in Uyo in the first leg in 2017, were not strangers as they know them very well.

The former Leicester City forward said the Eagles were confident of dispatching the South Africans in front of their fans on Saturday.

“With regards to our game against South Africa, I can tell you that we are well-prepared. It is not going to be a different game. We are taking it like every other game that we have played,” the Saudi-based striker told newsmen after the team’s training on Wednesday.

“We are not under any pressure, because we are confident of securing qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

“As a team, we are united and play for each other. That is the most important thing in football.

“The South Africans don’t scare us; we know them very well, just as they know us too.”

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