Super Eagles coordinator, Patrick Pascal has expressed the importance that Nigeria collect maximum points from their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Libya.
Nigeria will host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday 13th October with the return leg scheduled for the 18,000-capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday 16th October.
Following one victory and a loss from their first two matches, the Super Eagles go into the double-header one point behind Group E leaders Libya.
With six points up for grabs, former Nigeria international Patrick Pascal has insisted that Nigeria should be aiming to end the qualifiers top of the standings.
“The first game is one that everyone expects us to win and is a game we must win,” he told Footballlive.ng.
“Then it’s a tougher game after that, one that’s going to be really difficult and one that we really need to win.
“We want to finish well in terms of qualifying on a high and in the best possible position to pick it up.”
“The players are motivated for what is termed as a difficult adventure for them. I trust them to make things happen.”