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Eagles will take on Libya back-to-back as they bid to reach their first Africa Cup of Nations after missing two consecutive editions

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said the team would not underrate Libya in the back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Libya.

Nigeria will take on the Mediterranean Nights in the first leg of the encounter on Saturday before the return fixture, Tuesday.

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The Libyans are 99th on the Fifa ranking with Nigeria on 48.

However, Rohr has said his side will be going all out for the three points when they square-off against the North Africans.

“I believe we have the players here to earn a decent result and then go and give their all in Libya for another credible outcome,” the coach said.

“We need the points now; we cannot pretend about that. If we pick the points in these two games, we will be very close to the Afcon ticket.

“It was good winning in Seychelles the way we did. We got the result we needed and it should serve as a good motivation to continue winning when we play Libya.

“The players and the coach are working together to ensure victory. The players will not underrate the Libyan team, they have very strong defence and a good goalkeeper.

“We have prepared very well to win, we will not look at Fifa ranking.”