Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has said that their 2018 World Cup qualifying second round opponents, Swaziland, will not be an easy nut to crack.
The Super Eagles travel to Lobamba for the first leg clash on Friday night before returning to Port Harcourt next Tuesday.
Though ranked far below the three time African champions, the coach believes that his team would need to be careful to avoid underrating their opponents.
The former Eagles Captain however assures that he would do his best with the players to ensure victory away.
“They are a team that shocked Guinea and it is not going to be easy playing them especially when we are playing them on an artificial turf at their home. So we know what is waiting for us,” Oliseh told media.
“We have had our wake up call when we played against Tanzania. Hopefully, by God’s grace we will try our best. But the boys are in good spirit so I am optimistic.”
On the late arrival of three players – Obafemi Martins, Onazi Ogenyi and Shehu Abdullahi – to the Eagles camp in Abuja, Oliseh cited flight hitches.
“We have missed them as the players are not here because of flight problems. It is Lufthansa, I don’t know if anybody knows about the flight.
“The ones that are here now just flew in. Team captain Ahmed Musa just arrived this afternoon and is training. So I am not really worried about their absence now because I think that we had a very good training tour in Belgium,” Oliseh disclosed.
Oliseh also assured that the best players would be picked for the Swaziland assignment no matter which league or country they are playing in.


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