- Super Eagles defender Troost Ekong says he is ready to face Libya in Uyo
- He also revealed that himself and all his teammates have watched the videos of the Libya team
- Nigeria must beat Libya today for them to keep their hopes of qualifying for 2019 AFCON alive
Super Eagles defender William Troost Ekong has confirmed his readiness for Nigeria's big 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Libya on Saturday in Uyo.
The 25-year-old who currently plays for Italian club Udinese is expected to be in the starting XI for the Super Eagles, and he has made it clear that he is not scared of the threats that will come from Libya strikers.
Ekong also confirmed while speaking with Complete Sports that him and all his teammates have been watching videos of the Libya national team for the past two days.
''The first game against South Africa was very difficult because we lost that game, I think since that time, over a year ago, we’ve progressed as a team.
''We are not taking the game against Libya lightly. We are now considered one of the best in Africa, so everyone who plays against us will bring their ‘A’ game.
''So against any team, it’s going to be difficult, but I am confident in the team – that we can qualify. I think we have been in a double header before and people didn’t count us in, but we managed to do the job.
''I think we have just as much task now against Libya in this double header. We’ve been very focused on that and I think we will answer any question on the pitch on Saturday.
''I’m not afraid of any striker, known or unknown – it doesn’t matter. We have watched the videos , we’ve spent the last two days watching Libya,'' Ekong told Complete Sports.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria who are three time African champions will face Libya on Saturday, October 13, in their third 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.
The Super Eagles did not participate in the last two editions of the Nations Cup, and their qualification for the 2019 edition is still dicey unless they beat Libya for them to go back on track.
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