Super Eagles assistant coach, Imama Amapakabo, has admitted that the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, will be Nigeria’s main rivals in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers.
South Africa stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea and both teams have been drawn in Group E with Libya and Seychelles.
“This is a fair group. I am not taking anything away from the other teams, but I think South Africa will be the team for us to battle for the AFCON ticket,” Imama told AfricanFootball.com
“Not taking anything away from Seychelles and Libya. But we will play all the teams with the same level of preparation.”
The Eagles have missed out on the last two AFCONS, but Imama remains confident they will deliver the ticket.
“Do you know how painful it is now that the AFCON will start this weekend and Nigeria are not participating?
“We will get the ticket to AFCON 2019, I am very hopeful.”
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