Fans can watch the Nigeria vs. Swaziland football match live online and see which team gets one step closer to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The teams meet Friday in the latest round of World Cup qualifying matches. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. Nigerian time from Somhlolo National Stadium.
It is shaping up to be a good contest, with Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins challenging his team to bring a great performance.
“I have always stayed true to my country and happiness is an understatement of my feelings right now, the national team means a lot to me,” he told News24 (via FourTwoFour.com).
“With all due respect, I don’t expect them to pose so much of a threat but we still have to approach the game with all the seriousness it deserves, as underdogs they have nothing to lose hence they will play with freedom. We are an experienced side and that gives us an edge but we have to be ready to fight till the end, we can’t afford to start badly.”
It is also a big match for Swaziland, which is hosting Nigeria for the first time. But Harris Bulunga said his Swaziland team must not be lost in the star power of the opposing team.
“We need to respect the Nigerian team because they are made up of mostly professional players who we watch on television, we know what they are all about and how dangerous they can be, so we need to be careful,” he said (via FourTwoFour.com).
This is the first time Nigeria will be in our country and everyone is excited about the match. The general public, the government politicians even the players themselves, they are motivated and looking forward to testing themselves against these well-known players they watch on television.
It has the potential to be a very good week for Nigerian football fans. The team’s U-17 team just completed an amazing run to the World Cup title, defending its title and defeating Mali.
— The NFF (@thenff) November 8, 2015
“Our aim was to defend the trophy. We approached each game with hard work and seriousness. Any team that came to Chile worked for it,” said Nigeria captain Kelechi Nwakali, who won the Adidas Golden Ball and Bronze Boot awards, in an interview with FIFA.com.
— Nigeria Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 9, 2015
It also marked a step forward for Mali, who reached their first ever U-17 World Cup final.
“It is the first time Mali have reached the final. We can be very proud,” said coach Baye Ba. “Not many teams reach second place. Our goal is to have a senior team who can win, so we will continue our work. Everything is installed in our youth programs so that we can reach another final in the future.”
The tournament points to a bright future for the Nigerian football team, with strong play from a number of young players including midfielders Samuel Chukwueze and Kingsley Michael.
Fans who watch the Nigeria vs. Swaziland football match live online will see if the Golden Eagles senior team can continue the winning ways. Nigeria will be playing the fifth and sixth qualifying matches of coach Sunday Oliseh’s tenure, and will be looking to lean on Chelsea standout John Obi Mikel and captain Ahmed Musa, who is having a fine season for CSKA Moscow.
Oliseh has been known for selecting teams that thrive on consistency, an important trait given the long road to FIFA World Cup qualification.
“As he leads his squad into this weekend’s games, Oliseh’s selections continue to speak to his desire to reward form and consistency,” ESPNFC noted. “He will hope that his players reward him by sealing qualification to the next round of the World Cup.”
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