The D day is drawing closer and teams are intensifying preparation for Saturday’s clash.

It is the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between host, Seychelles and Nigeria.

Head coach of Seychelles, Gavin Jeanne is aware Nigeria is no small team when it comes to Africa and international football, but he wants to make a statement by causing an upset in Victoria on Saturday.

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“Yes, we are very ready and positive about our chances against Nigeria,” Jeanne told reporters in Victoria.

“We have prepared well and I hope the players maintain their focus and stick to the plan. We have enjoyed a good build-up to the game. It’s our biggest football match in history.

“We have tested ourselves enough from our participation it the Cosafa Cup till now. I hope it goes well and we make a positive impact.”

Only a win is good enough for the Pirates who are seated bottom of Group E of the AFCON 2029 qualifiers after going down to a 5-1 defeat to Libya in June last year.

Nigeria also suffered defeat on day one of the qualifiers – losing 2-0 to South Africa.

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