Belgium-based striker Stephen Odey has predicted a 3-0 win over Sudan on Tuesday for Nigeria to go through to the U23 AFCON in Egypt.
On Thursday, Sudan pipped Nigeria 1-0 at home, but the Genk new signing has told SCORENigeria they will be gunning for a big win in Asaba on Tuesday to advance to the U23 AFCON, which will also serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“We just have to make use of our chances,” he declared after the team’s first training today in Asaba.
“We lost 1-0 in Sudan and it is now an opportunity for us to redeem ourselves in the eyes of Nigerians by winning with a good goal margin like 3-0 and above,we need to utilise our chances.”
The former MFM FC star striker, who has also been capped by the CHAN Eagles, will most likely lead the attack on Tuesday after he also started the game in Sudan.
Kelechi Nwakali is the only new player drafted for the return leg after coach Imama Amapakabo failed to secure the release of Club Brugge striker David Okereke and winger Orji Okwonkwo, who plays for Montreal Impact in the MLS.