Fully fit Nigeria geared up for Lesotho clash

Fully fit Nigeria geared up for Lesotho clash
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Nov 17, 2019. 10:00

Nigeria have been given a clean bill of health ahead of their second 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday.

The Super Eagles opened their campaign with a nervy 2-1 home win over Benin on Wednesday, while Lesotho claimed a credible 1-1 draw in Sierra Leone.

Nigeria’s chartered plane arrived in Lesotho via Angola on Saturday, with the squad enjoying a training session at the match venue in the evening.

Forward Ahmed Musa is confident the team will come away with full points, but at the same time says they cannot take Lesotho for granted.

“Our target is to make it to Cameroon and it is a good thing that we started well with a win against Benin,” Musa told reporters.

“Lesotho are not one of the biggest names in world football, but we won’t take them for granted. They will enjoy the support of their home fans and will be inspired to beat us.

“We have what it takes to beat them and will go all out to maintain top position in the group.”

Nigeria claimed a 1-0 victory in Lesotho in their only other visit to the country for a Nations Cup qualifier in 2006.

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