Apparently miffed by the audacity of Swaziland to battle his team to a stalemate in the firs leg of a 2018 World Cup qualifier played on Friday in Lobamba, Nigeria’s head coach Sunday Oliseh says the Super Eagles will go for an all-out attack in tomorrow’s second leg in Port Harcourt.
Contrary to expectations, an expensively- assembled Super Eagles, currently ranked 59 by FIFA, could not subdue their 130-ranked hosts, with the game ending in a barren draw.
“It was a game that we really wanted to win,” said Oliseh. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get that but we thank God that at least we have made everything open for ourselves to just win on Tuesday and qualify.
“We want to qualify and we will be going all out to win.
” The Super Eagles are condemned to beat Swaziland to advance to next phase of the Russia 2018 qualifying campaign as an outright loss or a score draw would guarantee Nigeria’s exit from the qualifiers.
Oliseh therefore urged fans in Port Harcourt to storm the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in their numbers to cheer the Eagles to victory.
Swaziland coach, Harries Bulunga, had after the goalless result in Lobamba said it is now 60-40 in favour of Nigeria to qualify for the group phase of the World Cup qualifiers.
“We will now be hoping for a scored draw in Nigeria on Tuesday to advance in the competition, but honestly Nigeria have a 60-40 chance of beating us to the next round,” said Bulunga.
– Oladipo Okubanjo