Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo has told SCORENigeria the team face a difficult game both at home and in Tunisia when they battle Libya in an AFCON double header beginning Saturday.
Nigeria are locked with group leaders Libya in a battle for supremacy with the North Africans hosting the Eagles in a reverse fixture in Sfax on Tuesday.
Imama said they are prepared for two tough games.
We have regrouped and the mood in camp is good, everybody is prepared for the tough task ahead because we have two difficult games against Libya knowing that they are no pushovers,” he told SCORENigeria
“We know the quality of the Libyans knowing full well they sit at the top of the group.We respect them,
“We also know how important the games are and that’s why we are working very hard to achieve the best results which is winning come Saturday and then on Tuesday.”
Captain Mikel Obi will miss his second straight game with the team since after the World Cup in Russia, but Imama said the former Chelsea star will return to the team once he is over his injury problems.
“He is still not fully fit, he is just recovering now and there is no problem with him and the team. He still the captain of the national team,” maintained the coach.
By Kola Daniel in Uyo