AFCON Qualifier – Nigeria vs Seychelles Preview
The two nations have never met before but the West Africans should have very little trouble in dispatching their lowly ranked opponents
It was a World Cup to forget as the Super Eagles crashed out of the group phase after recording one win and two loses.
Gernot Rohr’s charges also started Afcon qualification on a bad note, losing 2-0 at home to South Africa last June.
The three-time African champions have never met Seychelles before, perhaps it should be a straight forward victory considering the huge gulf in class.
The Lions are currently ranked 188th in the world thus making them the weakest side in Group E.
They suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to Libya in their last qualifier and are touted as clear underdogs even on their turf.
Gavin Jeanne’s charges have played out draws in three of their last five games and another one against the West African giants would certainly be a thing of pride.
Nigeria might be have a number of key players injured especially in defense. That however should not stop those who have been drafted in from making up good grounds.
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