Former Nigerian manager, Adegboye Onigbinde is quite hopeful the Super Eagles will overcome the Sudanese opponents, Falcons of Jediane in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Khartoum Stadium.
Onigbinde said it will be sad for him as a person if the 2013 AFCON champions failed to qualify for the biennial football showpiece in Morocco.
“We’re most likely to expect a result befitting our performance as well as preparations for the crucial game.
“I don’t know the team quite well at the moment but I’ve always wished them well in their endeavours.
“So I sincerely hope and pray they come out top against Sudan in Khartoum as well as in Nigeria and go ahead to qualify for the Afcon final in Morocco.
“For several reasons I won’t be happy if Nigeria didn’t qualify for the 2015 AFCON as it would be a huge dent on my contributions as well as sacrifices for the development of the game.
“We had it a bit rosy against Sudan in 2001 because our game was more organised then than what it is at the moment.
“However, we still owe it to ourselves to be concerned and prayerful that Nigeria gets it right in the remaining four matches on the 2015 Afcon qualifying calendar,” said the Caf and Fifa instructor to supersport.com.
Nigeria occupy the third spot on a poorly one point from two matches while opponents, Sudan sit at the base with no point. Group leaders, Congo have six points and second-placed South Africa are on four.