AFCON 2019 qualifier : South Africa’re no push overs – Echiejile

Posted on Jun 9 2017 - 6:59am by admin

… As Baxter vows to indicate Nigeria ‘pepper’

by means of George Aluo, Uyo

Elderson Echiejile has warned that the tremendous Eagles cannot afford to underestimate South Africa in Saturday’s Africa Cup of nations qualifier.
Nigeria faces Stuart Baxter’s men at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in her quest for a ticket to 2019 Afcon.
And still fresh from Bafana Bafana stopping the three-time African champions from qualifying for Equatorial Guinea 2015, the defender was once positive of qualifying for Cameroon.
nonetheless, he used to be adamant Baxter’s males have what it takes to cause Nigeria problems if they are not fully focused.
‘’on the subject of African football, South Africa have a just right team they usually play quick soccer. every time we play them it has by no means been simple,’’ Echiejile told media all through Thursday’s media parley.
‘’We don’t have to consider them stopping us from the international locations Cup [Equatorial Guinea 2015], all we wish is play the following Afcon.
‘’this is our first game and we now have to start very neatly as a result of we are playing a very good aspect.
‘’All we’ve to do is concentrate on the sport tactically, give everything and hope for a excellent outcome.’’
meanwhile, Bafana Bafana show, Stuart Baxter said it’s essential that they are attempting and preserve it tight and silence the crowd in Uyo on Saturday.
South Africa will lock horns with the super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of nations (Afcon) qualifer.
“i believe we’ve got to shut the gang up. That’s one of our giant jobs. If we let the gang get excited and Nigeria enjoy the recreation, then i feel that’s going to be a major plus for them,” Baxter advised the media.
Bafana’s main intention is to frustrate their hosts, making an allowance for that history can be towards them in Nigeria.
“i believe we can flip that round and frustrate them a little bit, and be better than they suspect and have more to assert than they suspect, then maybe the group is usually a bit negative for them,” Baxter stated.
“With the psychological a part of the game, the boys must really feel that that is one where we can ruin the celebration just a little. we will make it tough for Nigeria,” Baxter delivered.
The last time both groups met in an Africa Cup of countries qualifier in 2014 in Uyo it ended 2-2, a result which stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2015 international locations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.


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