Elche of Spain goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho has warned his colleagues in the Super Eagles that South Africa will be a tough nut to crack in their next match of the Afirca Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Footballlive.ng can report that Uzoho was very happy to be part of the Nigerian squad that won home and away against Libya on Saturday and Tuesday, but he believes Bafana Bafana will be tougher to beat than The Mediterranean Knights.
Uzoho, who is on loan at Elche from Deportivo La Coruna, noted that Bafana Bafana, who beat Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo at the start of the AFCON 2019 qualification race, will aim to consolidate at home against the Eagles.
Heading into the fixture in Johannesburg on November 17th, Uzoho admitted that he conceded twice in Sfax, Tunisia because the Libyans were a lot tougher during Tuesday’s second leg, but warned that South Africa will be even harder to break down next month.
“Personally, the match in Tunisia was more difficult than the one in Uyo. The weather was different and they were able to somehow contain us.
“It was a much smaller pitch than what we have in Uyo and so we did not have enough space to run at the Libyan defence in Tunisia.