Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu has revealed that he knows the match vs South Africa is not going to be easy for Super Eagles.
Both teams are ready to battle it out in the quarter-final in Cairo.
Nigeria got defeated 2-0 by Bafana Bafana in front of their own fans at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo in June 2017 but they secured a 1-1 draw in the return leg in Johannesburg in 2018.
Kalu has now had his say on the upcoming clash.
His words, “I feel very happy and all of us in the team are happy too that we are through to the next round,”
“We also know our quarter-final opponents and we are good to go ahead of the game. It is just to show you there is no small team in this tournament.
“Everybody was expecting Egypt to beat South Africa but the hosts were shocked 1-0… we cannot afford to underrate any team. We must do everything we can to ensure that we scale through to the semi-final.
“After the loss to South Africa in Uyo which I didn’t take part in, we had played them again in Pretoria and it was 1-1. I was in that game I scored. The team is not new to us.
“We know them and they also know us. We are expecting them to come with their trick. They will come all out on us and we will do the same thing too.
“We are confident that we can go all the way now. We know our next opponents and we are not scared of them. We will just give our best to ensure we win the game.”
“I now take a lot of water and other related fluid,”
“It is what the doctor requires of me and I must abide by it. I am very okay now and I have played a game to clarify that.”