–Vow to win remaining AFCON games
African champions Nigeria have promised to win their remaining four matches so as to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The Super Eagles are now walking a tight rope as they have only recorded a point after two rounds of matches.
Congo lead Group A with six points, while South Africa are second on four points.
Next month, Nigeria face Sudan both home and away, before they take on Congo away from home in Pointe Noire and round up the qualifiers with a home game against Bafana Bafana in November.
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi said the Eagles are determined to win their remaining four matches so as to defend their crown in Morocco in January.
“We have to win our remaining games now if we are to qualify for the competition. At this point, there’s no more home or away, we have to win all the games,” he said.
The barren draw capped a dismal start to the defense of the African crown they won last year in 2013, which has left fans of the Super Eagles hugely disappointed but Onazi says they still have to be grateful for the result.
“The draw was not we hoped for but we still have to thank God for getting a point.
“It now means we have to concentrate on winning the other games,” he added.
Celtic centre-half Efe Ambrose said they still have the hope of advancing to Morocco 2015.
“It was a difficult game against South Africa. They gave us a good fight, but we will still make sure we qualify for the Nations Cup,” assured the defender.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.