Super Eagles Youngest Goalscorer In History : Worst Outcome Vs RSA Must Be A Point
Published: November 17, 2018
Super Eagles Youngest Goalscorer In History : Worst Outcome Vs RSA Must Be A Point
Super Eagles youngest goalscorer in history, Henry Nwosu is hoping for a favourable outcome in today's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa and insists the team must not lose to the Bafana Bafana.

Nigeria will qualify for next year's tournament in Cameroon with a win or at least a draw.

"South Africa defeated us in the first leg in Uyo so will feel they are now good enough to win against us  irrespective of which players we parade," Nwosu whose goal in the final of the Maroc 88 Africa Cup of Nations against Cameroon was ruled out for 'offside' told Saturday morning.

"By the grace of God, we should come back with a good result, at worst a draw, we must not be defeated the second time by the South Africans. My prayers and hope are with the Eagles.

"Yes we're missing a couple of players but I believe the players we have now will do a good job. Surely it will have been nice to have John Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi and Odion Ighalo but there is nothing we can do about it.

 "The absence of some of our players is a good opportunity for those playing today to stake their places in the team," the 1980 AFCON winner with the Green Eagles stressed.

Nwosu became the youngest Nigeria player to score in an international match when he found the net against Czechoslovakia on July 23 1980, aged 17 years 39 days.

The South Africa versus Nigeria clash kicks off 2pm Nigeria time.

Izuchukwu Okosi
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