Former Super Eagles striker and captain, Nwankwo Kanu has warned the Super Eagles against underestimating the South Africans ahead this weekend’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Both teams meet in Uyo for their opening 2019 AFCON qualifier, and while the Super Eagles are favourites, there is some level of skepticism in the air, especially after the South Africans stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2015 AFCON.
“So far, so good for the Super Eagles under coach Gernot Rohr and I’m happy with our recent results but the team must be vigilant against South Africa on Saturday,” said Kanu.
“It’s painful that we have missed the last two African Cup of Nations and we should not forget that South Africa beat us to the ticket two years ago.”
The Nigeria legend also used the opportunity to call on the fans to show full support to the Super Eagles when they take to the pitch on Saturday.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on Nigerians to give our team total support on Saturday.“
“We must do everything to stop them this time and victory on Saturday will be good for us.”