Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa, on Friday said that the Nigerian national team would not play for a draw in South Africa, NAN reports.
Gernot Rohr’s men will tackle the Bafana Bafana in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying fixture at the BFN Stadium in Johannesburg.
Musa, in a statement signed by Ademola Olajire, Head of Communication of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said that the Super Eagles are not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter.
“Our determination is to win and pick our ticket to the AFCON ahead of the final matchday next year.
“South Africa came to Nigeria to beat us and we are here to return the compliment.
“We will not be playing for a draw. We won in Seychelles and against Libya in Tunisia and we are here to win as well,” Musa said.
He, however, admitted that Saturday’s encounter would not be for the faint-hearted.
“They are a strong team and we will not under-rate them. But we are here for the three points,” Musa said.
Nigeria head to the game after defeating Libya 3-2 in their last game, while South Africa played a 1-1 draw with Seychelles at home.
Rohr’s side is on top of the group with nine points from four matches, while the Bafana Bafana is in second place with eight points from the same number of games.
The kick-off time for the match is 2pm.