Harambee Stars striker Allan Wanga has said beating Nigeria on the final day of the World Cup qualifiers would be like qualifying for the Africa Nations Cup.
Wanga, who spoke to The Standard before returning to Angola where he plays for champions Petro Atletico, said he would relish a Super Eagles defeat in Nairobi, adding that it would compensate them if Stars missed the ticket to Angola.
Wanga’s comments came as Nigeria’s Footballer of the Year Osaze Odemwingie warned his team against complacency when they face Stars in the deciding qualifier in Nairobi.
The Super Eagles striker told Guardian newspaper minutes after being crowned his country’s best player this year, that he predicted an uphill task in Nairobi and called for commitment and proper preparation for the Eagles who must win to up their chances of qualifying for the 2010 finals in South Africa.
“The match against Kenya would be difficult because, as hosts, Harambee Stars would fight to satisfy their supporters.
“We have to put everything into that game to get the three points because a draw won’t be good. We have to pray that Mozambique hold Tunisia,” he said.