Super Eagles assistant manager, Joseph Yobo has come out to say that is key for Nigeria to beat Sierra Leone at home this Friday.
Yobo recently revealed that the team must take advantage of he home tie in Benin City as it could go a long way in deciding their qualification for the continental showpiece.
According to him, this is not a friendly match, so it requires all the seriousness in the world from the players.
He added that he expects big performances and a very good results that will seal the nation’s qualification.
His words, “These are big games. There’s a difference between friendly matches just like the ones we played, [against Algeria and Tunisia],”
“It was experimental where we gave younger players the opportunity to show themselves. But this is a qualifying match where if we do well in both games we will almost qualify for the Afcon.
“We expect big performance and very good results. If we have to do the mathematics, I think four points will get us through. But when you play at home, it’s crucial, it is so important to play very well and to take the three points.
“Away from home we know is always difficult especially Sierra Leone. If I can remember the last time we were away to Sierra Leone was 2008 and it was very difficult and I scored the only goal. So, it’s a difficult place to go to but football has also changed so the first game is what is important.
“I try not to bother much about the second game. All we have at this moment is the first game so we need to play very well and our performance will get us the three points.”
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