Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr will unleash his best legs, as a high-score win would put the Eagles in a good and great mood for Tuesday’s international friendly against seven-time champions, Egypt.
Missing out in 2012 appeared at the time to be a blip, having finished at least third in five of the six previous tournaments, and they roared back from that disappointment to lift the trophy in South Africa one year later.
However, the Super Eagles have been notable absentees for the past two editions and will no doubt be looking to make up for lost time when this summer’s tournament gets underway in Egypt.
Meanwhile, Seychelles have by far the worst defensive record in qualifying, though, while only two teams have scored more goals than Nigeria – one of whom is Libya following their eight-goal haul.
Things look bleak for the Pirates, then, and it would take an almighty shock for them to end what is now a 20-match winless run away to the three-time African champions.
Seychelles are closing in on three years since their last win of any kind – against Lesotho in March 2016 – losing 15 and drawing five of their outings since then.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 22, 2019
Nigeria 6-0 Seychelles