Nigeria’s Under-23 Eagles will overturn a two-goal deficit against Libya and advance to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Samuel Chukwueze opines.
The Eagles had fallen 2-0 away to Libya in the first leg of the qualifiers and would need to conquer their opponents in the reverse fixture billed to hold in Asaba on Monday.
Imama Amapakabo’s charges must score three unreplied goals to advance to the final qualifying round of the AFCON race.
“We certainly have our back against the wall,” the Villarreal forward told reporters after the team’s training session at the weekend in Asaba.
“But we are determined to scale through. They scored two goals against us in their place but I believe we can do more than that here.
“The stake is very high and we can’t afford to disappoint Nigerians who obviously are still very disappointed with the outcome of the first leg.
“We are the defending champions of this competition and it will be disastrous if we fail to qualify and defend our title.”
Also at the training at the weekend were Victor Osimhen, Francis Uzoho, Chidozie Awaziem and Valentine Ozornwafor, who were all drafted from the Super Eagles.
The players will have their final training session today (Sunday) before Monday’s game.