- Super Eagles of Nigeria will be facing Lesotho on Tuesday, March 30
- Gernot Rohr and his men defeated Benin Republic in their last game
- Uduka Ugbade says Super Eagles should not underrate their opponents
Former Super Eagles star Nduka Ugbade has told advised Gernot Rohr and his wards to take their next game against Lesotho on Tuesday, March 30, with all seriousness.
Already, the Super Eagles have qualified for the 2022 African Cup of Nations which will hold in Cameroon following their win against Benin Republic in Cotonou.
Paul Onuachu who has been superb this season for Genk in the Belgian League scored the winning goal for Super Eagles against Benin.
He is expected to start for the Super Eagles on Tuesday evening, March 30, in their encounter against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Nduka Ugbade who played 11 games for the Super Eagles stated that there are no minors again in the game of football.
“There are no longer minors in football, so, Lesotho shouldn’t be counted as an underdog.
”As a team, all they need to do is complete their record by beating them (Lesotho) because this will place Nigeria high on the FIFA rankings. They should not joke with Lesotho and be complacent, we should look at what happened against sierra Leone.
“The best team should be arranged, other players should be given opportunity to play and we should beat Lesotho very well to send message to others.”
Super Eagles finished as third best at the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paul Onuachu scored his first competitive goal for Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier victory over Benin Republic in Porto Novo over the weekend.
The Genk forward made a bold move by jumping over the Squirrels' defenders to head a rebound into the back of the net to give the Super Eagles maximum points away from home.
His goal ensured the three-time AFCON kings bounced back to winning ways after back-to-back draws against Sierra Leone last November.
However, after his goal a few days ago, the 26-year-old has grown hungry to score more for the country's national team.
Onuachu scored his first-ever goal for the country in an international friendly game against Egypt in March 2019.