‘South Africa are here for revenge’ – Otubanjo cautions Super Eagles

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Olaitan Otubanjo has thrown his weight behind Finidi George-led Super Eagles to beat South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Friday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo but has urged the team to be wary of their opponents.

Otubanjo believes South Africa are still pained about losing to Nigeria in the semi-final of the last Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast and will be out for revenge.

“They will be here with a mindset to revenge, so it will be so tricky, so we have to be wary and give them no room to express themselves, Otubanjo told Afrosport.

Otubanjo, who emerged as the foreign player with the most goals for FC Pyunik in the Armenian Premier League last month, added: “We just have to wish the Super Eagles well ahead of the qualification game, I wish the new management and team Goodluck, I believe they know what’s at stake and will do all it takes to take us to the World Cup.”

Otubanjo was previously on the books of Ararat Armenia,  scored 21 goals in the just concluded Armenia Premier League season as his team emerged champions and was two goals shy of eventual top scorer Artur Miranyan of FC Noah.

He was capped twice for Nigeria at Under-17 level, featuring at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on home soil where the Golden Eaglets finished as runners-up to Switzerland.

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