Former Nigerian players Tijani Babangida and Garba Lawal have both expressed satisfaction with the Super Eagles’ Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group.
On Tuesday, second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup was held in Egypt and the Eagles were drawn in Group C alongside Cape Verde, Liberia and Central Africa Republic.
Reacting to draws, the duo who won gold at Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games warned Gernot Rohr’s men over complacency, identifying island nation Cape Verde, as a tricky opposition.
“On paper we’re 100 per cent assured of victory, looking at the profile of the teams we’re facing but, you know this is football, it could be tricky,” Babangida told The Punch.
“The Eagles are young; they must avoid complacency against these teams, most especially Cape Verde. But, if we do our homework well, we’ll definitely win all our matches.”
Former Roda JC midfielder Lawal also fancy the Eagles to make it out of the group but added that they must thread with caution.
“There is no room for complacency; we just have to play the way we have been playing.
“When countries play against Eagles it’s always a different game. So, we must be prepared, do our homework and go out and win. We must not underrate any team.”
The qualifiers will kick-off in October this year.