A former Nigeria star, Tijani Babangida, has said with positive football, Gernot Rohr’s men can defeat South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final game.
Nigeria will take on the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday at the Cairo International Stadium.
Concise News learned that Babangida also appealed to the team to play positive football and take advantage of the speed of forwards, Ahmed Musa and Moses Simon against the Bafana Bafana to make the last four position.
The former Eagles winger netted two goals in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over South Africa at the 2000 AFCON semi-final match.
“We should play positive football, just like the way we played against them in South Africa. By doing so, the defence won’t be vulnerable when we are going on the attack,” Babagida told Goal.
“We must use our wingers because that is where our power lies, and positive football is from the wing play. We also have [Ahmed] Musa and [Moses] Simon for speed.”
He added that “Our defenders need to be very attentive and need to quickly decide on the ball. The midfielders also have a lot to do to help the defence.”