Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa said he and his team-mates will step up their game today in the reverse fixture against Sihlangu Somnikati of Swaziland to guarantee their passage to the next round of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series.
“We are home and we will do much more and that means Swaziland have to be ready for us,” said the CSKA Moscow forward.
“We have put the draw in Swaziland behind us, that is in the past. We know the importance of this second leg, what we need is victory, that we are going for and that we will get to progress in the qualifiers,” said the former Kano Pillars forward.
Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh had admitted after the last Friday’s 0-0 draw that his men were not at their best in Swaziland.
“We can’t give any excuses, we did not bring out ‘A’ game to the pitch,” he said.
Meanwhile, Swaziland is set to miss two starters from the first leg tie – Mbabane Swallows attacking midfielder, Felix Badenhorst is nursing a hamstring after he suffered a cut that needed stitches in the game and Royal Leopards Simunye midfielder, Mxolisi Lukhele has a shoulder complaint.