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Bulunga out to ‘upstage’ Eagles


Swaziland coach Harris Bulunga says he wants to knock the Super Eagles out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

His men held the Eagles to a goalless draw in the first leg on Friday.

A score draw is enough to take the Swazis into the qualifying group and that is achievable, according to Bulunga.

“Obviously, Nigeria will come out hard on us and the Eagles will want to impress in front of their home fans. But we’ll be patient to play our game. Everybody knows that we are not professionals, but we’ll play good game,” Bulunga said, according to


“We’ll also be mindful of the threats pose by Musa and Ighalo who are dangerous players and more importantly, Martins who plays in America; he is a deadly player in front of goal. We always watched him how he scored goals for his MLS club.

“The plan is not to stop these players individually, but we plan to stop the whole team.

“There are no more minnows in football again. We’ll go all out to score in this match, unlike what happened in the first leg. We need to score this time around. We’ll be adventurous because we’ve surprise in stock for the Super Eagles.”


Swaziland, ranked No. 130 in the world, are yet to play in a major tournament since their first international game in 1968.

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