Former Nigeria international Mutiu ”headmaster” Adepoju says the Super Eagles have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Nigeria take on South Africa on Saturday in a crucial Group E qualifier in Johannesburg with the hope of sealing a place in next year’s football festival in Cameroon.
The three-time African champions, who occupy the roof of Group E standings on nine points from four matches, need at least a point to confirm their place in the neighbouring central African country.
But they are up against second-placed Bafana Bafana, who are not devoid of confidence having stunned Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo in the group opener.
And Adepoju, who won the Afcon title in 1994, tweeted his support for the team, saying: ”All the best to our darling @NGSuperEagles today against Bafana Bafana. You are in Cameroon already.”
— Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) November 17, 2018
Nigeria missed out on the last two editions after winning the title for the third time in South Africa in 2013.