Both Ahmed Musa and coach Gernot Rohr have promised that the Super Eagles are not letting up against Madagascar tomorrow even though they are already qualified for the knockout rounds of the 2019 AFCON.
Nigeria lead Group B in Alexandria with six points with Madagascar closely behind on four points and so tomorrow’s game will be to determine the overall winners of this section.
“The first two games were difficult because there are no longer easy games, but we hope to be better and also beat Madagascar,” said Ahmed Musa.
The pay dispute caused Saudi Arabia-based forward Musa to stay away from the official press conference before the Guinea game has been resolved after the team were paid Friday.
“We have a better team than last week and the boys are more focused,” added Rohr, who celebrated his 66th birthday Friday.
“Any player in the squad is capable of starting. Today it is (Daniel) Akpeyi in goal, while last year it was (Francis) Uzoho.
“But we want to finish top of the group.”
Rohr is expected to make several chances to the starting XI, just as he did for the last game against Guinea.
Both teams have clashed four times with Nigeria winning three of these games and one match ended in a draw.
The last time they clashed was in September 2010, which hosts Nigeria won 2-0 with Ahmed Musa making his debut as a late sub.
Kick-off time tomorrow at the Alexandria Stadium is 5pm.