By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international George Abbey has insisted that victory for the Super Eagles against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday is non-negotiable.
The Super Eagles will welcome South Africa to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo in a Group E AFCON qualifying clash.
The last time both teams met in Uyo, South Africa played a 2-2 draw against the Super Eagles, hence costing the late Stephen Keshi-led team the chance to defend their AFCON title in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.
Abbey, who was in the Super Eagles squad that thrashed South Africa 4-0 in the group stage of the Tunisia 2004 AFCON, wrote on Twitter: "Good luck to the boys, we need to get off to a flying start against South Africa."
In the group's other game on Friday, Libya got off to a flying start after trouncing Seychelles 5-1.