Several Super Eagles players on Wednesday in Benin expressed determination to secure the maximum points in their Match Day 3 fixture in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers.
The Super Eagles, Nigeria’s male senior football team, are up against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin on Friday.
The players told newsmen after their training session on Wednesday night at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium that they were focused in their desire to defeat their opponents.
Italy-based Victor Osimhen, while noting that he was happy to be back to the team, said: “We are ready for the match. We desire nothing but victory. It will not be easy, but we will give it our all.”
The player of Serie A side Napoli however expressed disappointment that fans would not be allowed into the stadium for the match.
”But they can support us by watching on television from home.”
On his part, Scotland-based Joe Aribo, who said he was overwhelmed with the support from Benin football fans, said the Super Eagles would play their normal game to win the match.
Meanwhile, the Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed happiness over the physical and mental state of the players.
He said only three of the players were singled out for special training because they just arrived at the Benin camp after a long journey.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three players are Victor Osimhen, Jamiu Collins and Semi Ajayi.(NAN)