By Rachael Ugiagbe

Former Nigerian international, Tijani Babangida is optimistic that the Super Eagles will defeat the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in Saturday’s 2017 AFCON qualifier in Dar es Salaam.


Babangida, who was recently appointed Special Assistant and Liaison to coach Sunday Oliseh stated that he believes the new look Eagles will bounce back to winning ways under the new coach.

“It’s a new Super Eagles and for sure we need time, but I am 100 percent sure this team will soon rule African football under Oliseh, the Super Eagles will do well.

“Oliseh knows everything about the job, played in the UEFA Champions League, World Cup, and Nations Cup. Our first test is in Tanzania for the AFCON qualifier and it will all be about team work. After then we take each game with caution as they come. I am assuring Nigerians it’s victory all the way,’’ he said.

Nigeria will be bidding to compete at the African Cup of Nations in 2017 in Gabon after missing out at the 2015 finals in Equatorial Guinea and have started in winning ways defeating Chad 2-0 in Kaduna on June 6.

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