AFCON 2019

We will defeat Super Eagles on Saturday – Seychelles coach, Gavin Jeanne

Seychelles head coach, Gavin Jeanne is confident his team will cause a major upset by beating three-time African champions, Nigeria in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Victoria.

The Pirates occupy bottom place in Group E of the AFCON 2029 qualifiers after going down to a 5-1 defeat to Libya in June last year.

They face another huge test against the Super Eagles who parade some of the best players on the continent.

But Jeanne says that the Pirates are fully ready for the match which he describes as the biggest in the history of the country’s national football team.

“Yes, we are very ready and positive about our chances against Nigeria,” Jeanne told reporters in Victoria.

“We have prepared well and I hope the players maintain their focus and stick to the plan. We have enjoyed a good build-up to the game. It’s our biggest football match in history.

“We have tested ourselves enough from our participation it the Cosafa Cup till now. I hope it goes well and we make a positive impact.”

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