Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong believes booking a ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be an uphill task.

Nigeria is sitting 3rd in the group after suffering a 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the qualifiers opener in 2017.

The Super Eagles, after winning the trophy in 2013, did not qualify for the next two tournaments in 2015 and 2017.

With the match against Seychelles set for Saturday in Victoria, Ekong says the journey to Cameroon next year will not be an easy one.

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“I think we have demonstrated now that when Nigeria plays at its best there aren’t many teams we have to fear. But it will be a hard job in the next two months and I know the boys and staff are taking these games very serious.

“But of course, I believe if we perform at our optimum, we will garner the points from the remaining matches and qualify for the final tournament.” Said the Udinese FC defender.

After the game against Seychelles, Nigeria will play Libya in October.

The Seychelles Football Federation has already scheduled the Group E, Matchday 2 encounter for the Stade Linite in Victoria, which is capital city and also within the island of Mahe, one of the main islands in the archipelago of 115 islands that is Seychelles.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm Seychelles time (1.30pm Nigeria time) on Saturday, 8th September.

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