The home-based Super Eagles are 1-0 against their counterparts in from Togo in the must-win African Nations Championship Qualifiers.
Sikiru Alimi’s goal in the eighth minute is the difference between both sides at the moment at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
The team are still in danger as they need much more to pull through
The CHAN 2020 second leg qualifying match is a game Nigeria must win by at least 3-0 to scale through to the finals billed for Cameroon next year summer,
Nigeria lost by 4-1 to Togo in the first game played last month in Lome despite scoring first and taking good control of the match for a major part of the 90 minutes.
Since the first game, eight new players who were not in Lome have joined the team and this has given the team better colouring and a lot more positive charge.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) October 19, 2019
The aggregate winner of the two-legged fixture will qualify for the African Nations Championship to be hosted by Cameroon next year. Nigeria is hoping to qualify and finish better than their silver medal outing in Morocco last year while the Togolese are looking for a first berth at the continental competition designed solely for professionals featuring in their domestic leagues.