The Stand-in Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, on Friday said that the Nigerian national team would not play for a draw in South Africa. The Super Eagles are scheduled to play the second leg of Group E top-of-the-table clash with South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Musa, in a statement signed by Demola Olajire, Head of Communication of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said that the Super Eagles are not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter but are determined to win and pick the ticket to the AFCON ahead of the final matchday next year.
He, however, admitted that Saturday’s encounter will not be for the faint-hearted as the South-Africans are a strong team that should not be under-rated.
Nigeria has not beaten South Africa at senior men team level in the last four encounters between both nations. A 2015 AFCON qualifier in Cape Town in September 2014 ended scoreless, before the Bafana Bafana held their ground in a 2-2 draw in Uyo two months later to deny the Super Eagles a place at the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.