Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has attributed the team's unimpressive goaless result against Swaziland on Friday night to the poor nature of the pitch and floodlights of the Somhlolo National Stadium.
Musa admitted that the Super Eagles failed to get the the expected away result against Swaziland on Friday, and noted that he and teammates' showings were hindered by both a poor pitch and a weak floodlights which didn't lit the pitch well.
“I can’t lie and say we got what we had expected but football is about challenges and that’s exactly what Swaziland gave us. I think they played very well and it as 50/50 but maybe we also didn’t play to our best due to the small pitch and the lights are also dark,” Musa told Times of Swaziland after the match."
Musa believes that the Super Eagles will get the better of the Sihlunga on Tuesday at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt, with much better pitch conditions.
“They were home and did brilliantly but Tuesday it won’t be 50/50. We’re going to qualify as our aim is to reach the World Cup and we’ll be in front of our own crowd, then so we’ll beat them and go through,” Musa said.
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