Rangers International of Enugu star, Ugonna Uzochukwu, has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to come out unscathed in their AFCON qualifier against Libya on Saturday.
The Super Eagles take on their Libyan counterparts in an all-important double header with the first game set for the Nest of Champions stadium in Uyo Akwa Ibom this weekend.
The game slated for Uyo is a must win one for the Super Eagles, who began the qualifiers with a 2-0 home defeat to South Africa at the same venue on June 10 last year.
Speaking to aclsports.com in a chat, the former OCK Khouribga of Morocco forward said amongst other things that the Super Eagles will come out tops in that game against Libya.
“The Super Eagles will win, 2-0,” he said, during a chat with aclsports.com.
Uzochukwu put in a man of the match performance to help Rangers seal their place in the final of the 2018 FA Cup with a remarkable come from behind 4-2 win against Nasarawa United on Wednesday in Kano.
Down by two goals, the former OCK Khouribga of Morocco star rose to the occasion, scoring the first and third goals for the Gbenga Ogunbote coached side, who added a fourth goal through Godwin Zaki to complete their stunning win against the Solid Miners at the Sani Abacha stadium.
Uzochukwu described his goals against the side from Minna as the “most important” he had scored for the 2016 Champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
“Wednesday’s goals were the most important I have scored in my career for Rangers, and i feel very good.”
That victory ensured Rangers will play in the final for the first time since 2007, and according to Uzochukwu, this has left a very wonderful feeling around the club.
“Despite been two goals down, we still believed that we will win the game. [so] the atmosphere [in and around the club] has been [very] awesome.”
Rangers will battle league rivals, Kano Pillars, who survived a scare in Lagos to overcome a difficult Katsina United side 4-1 after a penalty shootout.
For Uzochukwu though, nothing but the trophy will be good enough for him and his teammates.
“My expectation is for us to win the cup and by God’s grace, we will,” he added.
While Rangers will be looking to add the FA Cup to their 2016 league title, Nigeria’s Super Eagles would hope to revive their hopes of making the 2019 Nations Cup with at least four points from their back-to-back encounters with Libya, starting with a win at home on Saturday.