By Johnny Edward:
Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has backed his Scottish Premier League club Hibernian to bounce back from their winless streak of four games when they return from the international break, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Hibernian have failed to record a game in their last four games in the Scottish Premier League, and they currently lie 12th in the table but the Nigerian defender who has starred in all 12 games remains confident the Hibs will turn the tide.
“We’ve been unlucky in some games but believe me things are about to change,” Ambrose began in a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Injuries also have not been fair to us lately.”
“We will take our chances and improve on our standings when the SPL restarts,” Ambrose assured during his chat with CSN.
Ambrose is Nigeria’s most consistent defender in Europe this season having played 20 games for Hibernian in all competitions, scoring twice.
The Nigeria international believes the Super Eagles will not lose to South Africa when both teams clash in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana did not lost to Nigeria in their last two encounters, and Ambrose thinks the 1996 Africa Cup Of Nations winners will be high on confidence ahead of the fixture.
“Since they have broken the jinx in 2004 and they have played us at home twice winning once and drawing the other game, they have an edge,” Ambrose remarked.
However, I am very confident on this Super Eagles team. They have also recorded three wins on the bounce and they also have to redeem themselves by ensuring they win in Johannesburg.”
Nigeria currently leads Group E with nine points from four games and South Africa are placed second with eight points.
Libya are third with four points while Seychelles occupy bottom spot with just one point.