Tunisia 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner Peter Rufai has stated that Libya is not a threat to Nigeria’s ambition of returning to the most prestigious African national team football tournament since winning it in 2013.
Rufai insists that after missing out on the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Cup of Nations, the boys are ready and hungry for a return.
The former Depotivo La Coruna shot stopper said “As far as football is concerned globally, Libya is not a threat.”
Reacting to Libya’s national team coach Adel Amrouche’s comment that Nigeria would be easier to play than South Africa Rufai said “Even if they get the best coach from Brazil or Germany, as far as African football is concerned, Libya is not a threat to Nigeria.
The Super Eagles have good players that have played on the international scene with lots of experience. Our players are more formidable and composed. All that is needed against Libya is just for them to be composed, understand themselves, enjoy the game and not be complacent.”
The Confederation of African Football has since listed Jean-Jacques Ndala Nganbo of Cote d’Ivoire as the center referee to be assisted by Oliver Safari Kabene and Nabina Blaise Sebutu both from Cote’ d’Ivoire. The officials are scheduled to arrive Nigeria on Thursday for the match.