By Johnny Edward in Uyo: photo by Ganiyu Yusuf:
AS Monaco left back Elderson Echiejile says the Super Eagles will are poised to combat the fast paced Bafana Bafana of South Africa when they clash in Saturday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Echiejile, one of the four surviving members of the squad that failed to qualify for the 2015 AFCON, believes that the South African team will be a different opposition under their new coach, Stuart Baxter.
"When it comes to African football, South Africa have a very good team and they remain a force to reckon with," Echiejile tells Completesportsnigeria.com shortly after the team's light workout Friday morning at the Ibom Le Meriden Resort and Hotels.
"They love the fast paced football and each time we played them, it has never been easy."Despite the fact that they stopped us from qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, we don't have to put that in mind.
"We just want to play the next Nations Cup. This is our first game in the qualifiers, so we have to start well. We are playing against a team that is very good with good players. Tactically, we must stick to our plans to defeat them."