Former internationals Joseph Igharevba and Tony Emeodofu, have said that the absence of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi and others will not stop Eagles from showing their superiority over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa when both countries clash on Saturday November 17, for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The two, who were both confident of Eagles victory in South Africa, charged the Gernot Rohr-led squad not to see their opponent as a threat, adding that Eagles have got all it takes to defeat South Africa at home.
Greece-based Egharevba said he was happy with the performances of the Nigeria boys adding that the team’s exploits at the last World Cup in Russia showed that the coach is really committed to putting Nigeria football back to where it used to be in the past.
“Looking at the present crop of players in the Super Eagles, I think they are doing well,” he said.
“I watched the Nigeria team during the last World Cup in Russia, I was so impressed with what I saw and I think they are doing their best to rewrite Nigeria name in the annals of world soccer.
“Talking about this Saturday’s qualifier against the South Africans, I don’t want Nigerians to be scared of them, I believe Eagles can beat them right in front of their fans.”
On the other hand, Emoedofu, said the absence of some of the key players will rather work to the team’s advantage rather than affecting them.
He added: “The players should forget about those players that are not available, rather they should play to their own strength and get the job done in South Africa.”