Super Eagles of Nigeria Striker, Odion Jude Ighalo says he and his team mates would make Nigerians proud as he prepares to lead the line for Nigeria against South Africa.
A Semi final ticket at the ongoing #TotalAFCON 2019 is on the line as rivals, Nigeria & South Africa clashes in a mouthwatering quarter final encounter.
Nigeria defeated defending champions, Cameroon to get a quarter final ticket, while South Africa edged host Nation and firm favourites, Egypt to make it to the last 8.
“We have to do our job because this is going to be a tough game. I’m satisfied I give my best and I don’t look at the criticism,” Ighalo told CAF website.
“I’m thinking of the team, if I don’t score and we still won I am satisfied. Against Cameroon it was a difficult game and against South Africa it is going to be another tough one”- Ighalo
“We are ready and we are going to show it”.
“This match is totally different from those in the qualifiers. We know this is going to be a difficult game against South Africa, a very fast team but we will make sure to make Nigerians proud”- Odion Jude Ighalo.
Ighalo has scored three goals for Nigeria in four matches and he is in the race for the golden boot.
Nigeria and South Africa were paired in group E during the Total AFCON 2019 qualifiers with South Africa taking 4 points from Nigeria, although the Super Eagles went on to top the group with South Africa finishing as runners up.