Cape Town - Mozambique coach, Joao Chisano has reminded the
Super Eagles of what to expect from fans back home if they lose to his side in
their next game of the African Nations Championship on Wednesday taking place
in South Africa.
Chisano, whose team is sharing the same Garden Court De Waal
hotel with the Eagles says he made the assertion because his team if beaten by
the Eagles have nothing to lose but the reverse will be the case if Nigeria
were to lose to his side.
“The Eagles are the big brothers in Africa, the African
champions and the Coach is the African Coach of the Year, we don’t have any of
those accolades, so pressure is on Nigeria not Mozambique.
Nigeria lost its first game 2-1 to Mali, a result that makes
it imperative to win the tie against Mozambique if they must qualify from the
On likely qualifiers from the group, Chisano said even if
his side were to be beaten on Wednesday, the Eagles still has an uphill task
against Bafana Bafana on Sunday.
“With their massive fans and the Vivuzelas, Nigeria will
again be under pressure to perform as African Champions”.
The youthful coach said he will however not be surprised if
his team was eliminated from the first round, because according to him the
pitch in Cape Town is very poor and that accounted for his side’s 3-1 loss to
the host in the opening match.