The ‘fear factor’ the Super Eagles of Nigeria once commanded at least among African teams is no longer evident.

Nigeria’s next opponents in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Libya are talking tough and in an uncharacteristic manner.

The team’s head coach, Adel Amrouche says they are ready to play both legs of the qualifying match in Nigeria.

Nigeria are scheduled to host Libya on October 10 in most likely Kaduna, but Amrouche is already sounding very boastful ahead of the fixture, as he says he knows the Eagles inside out and believes his side will handle them easily.

Amrouche’s side pulled off a draw away to South Africa on Saturday, following an opening day 5-1 trouncing of visiting Seychelles,

The former Equatorial Guinea, Burundi and Kenya coach opined that Bafana are a difficult team to face than Nigeria.

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Five years ago, Amrouche coached Kenya to scare the Eagles in a 1-1 draw in Calabar in a World Cup qualifier, but his side lost 1-0 during the return leg in Nairobi.

However, Amrouche added that he does not care where Libya’s games against the Eagles will be held, even if three-time African champions use juju to gain an unfair advantage.

Amrouche declared: ”For me, I’m ready for Nigeria. If they want to play the two games in Nigeria it’s okay. Bafana have fantastic players and it’s not easy playing South Africa.

”Believe me; I would rather play Nigeria than Bafana, because I have experience playing against Nigeria.

”It’s not easy to play South Africa I stayed long night thinking of how to stop Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly, Vilakazi and Vincent Pule and those that did not play.”


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