Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says the Super Eagles will beat Bafana Bafana to honour the memory of former coach Stephen Keshi who died unexpectedly in 2016.
Rohr’s side will face a South African tesm undergoing some major changes after the recent appointment of Englishman Stuart Baxter.
Bafana have had little time for preparation and come into the contest struggling with a raft of minor injuries to key players.
As such, the German believes the Eagles are in pole position to collect victory in Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier in Uyo, and in doing so it will be an appropriate tribute to Keshi who died in June last year.
He told the Completesports Nigeria: “We will dedicate our expected win over South Africa in Uyo on Saturday to Keshi to mark the one year of his death. The boys will play this game with all their might to ensure we get a win in memory of the former coach of Super Eagles.
“Keshi was a committed person as a player, I played against him in the French league while he was with Strasbourg. He was a good leader and good coach. We will play for him.”