Seychelles’ national team coach, Gavin Jeanne has declared that the Super Eagles would make a big mistake to judge his side on the basis of their 5-1 loss to Libya in their first match of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, as he says they have improved since then.
Although he admits everyone in Africa knows Nigeria’s soccer pedigree, Jeanne stressed that The Pirates too have their own qualities to flaunt and believes they will give a good account of themselves on Saturday.
He hinted that his side were not prepared for the opening day battle away to Libya, hence the heavy defeat they suffered back then, but hinted that they are now settled and ready to show an improved form, especially against a team they know too well.
Jeanne further revealed that he monitored the Eagles during the World Cup, which he believes would be another huge factor to help his side capable of holding their visitors in Saturday’s game at Stade Linité in Roche Caïman, Mahé.
While Seychelles were thrashed 5-1 by Libya on match day one in Group E, Nigeria fell 2-0 at home with South Africa, but Jeanne says Saturday’s game will be a different scenario.
”We try to improve as much as possible. Everyone knows the Nigerian team, everyone from Africa,” Jeanne concluded.