President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick says it is important that Nigeria beats Libya in Uyo on Saturday for a closer hold on the AFCON 2019 ticket.

Nigeria is third in the group with Libya and South Africa currently sitting atop the three-time African champions.

South Africa beat Nigeria 0-2 in the first game of the qualifiers in Uyo. Pinnick believes a victory over Libya will provide “the verve to go and win in South Africa.”

“It is important that we win in Uyo on Saturday in order to fly with the same momentum to Tunisia for the return leg.

“Victory in Seychelles last month has restored our campaign and we must capitalize on the good feeling to get close to a ticket.

“Victory in the two matches will not only take us closer to 2019 AFCON ticket, it will provide us with the verve we need to go and win in South Africa in November.”

Officials in the match and the Libyan team will touchdown in Uyo on Friday morning.

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