Super Eagles legend Samson Siasia, has adviced to go on the offensive when they play Libya in the reverse fixture of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying game at Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday. The Nigerian team humbled the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo last weekend.
Nigeria currently lies in second place in Group E, a point behind group leaders South Africa who will visit Seychelles on Tuesday.
Siasia on Monday, revealed that the Nigerian team played well last weekend but must be wary of the North African team.
“The match in Sfax will not come easy because the Libyans know that if they lose it, their qualification hopes will be over. Nigeria also need to realize that they need a positive result from the match,” he said.
“The Eagles had a good game in Uyo because they were able to play better in the second half, which helped them to get a comfortable win. But they need to take off from there in Sfax. They should play the first half with as much sense of urgency as they would in the second half.
“Football is a game of two halves and 90 minutes. If they are too defensive in the first half and allow Libya to score first, it may be difficult to come back and get a good result in the second half. So I believe if they attack from the first half and make use of their chances, they will get a good result.”
The Former Super Eagles trainer went on to say that the Libyans will try to intimidate Nigeria with a packed stadium.
ics, said the Libyans would try to intimidate the Eagles with a packed stadium.
He said, “The game will be played at night, which will be kind of favourable to the Libyans and they will have the complement of a full stadium because North Africans watch more live football than we do here.
“The Eagles only need to be composed and play their game. Nigeria have an advantage and that is the win from Uyo. So, they should not allow the fans at the stadium to intimidate them. Being mostly overseas-based players, the crowd should not be a problem to the Eagles.”