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Oliseh says Niger are favourites

18 January 2016, 12:04

Kigali - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh says Niger Republic are favourites ahead of the African Nations Championship Group C opener between the two sides.

Nigeria will clash with West African neighbours Niger by 5pm on Monday at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali.

“I think Niger are very solid and very defensive. They fight a lot so we are expecting a big fight tomorrow and as far as I am concerned, the fact that most of their players are the ones who play with the so called A team makes them favourites for this game,” he told supersport.com

Mousa Alzouma, Souley Salamoune and Souleymane Sakou Dela are some of the players who play for the senior Niger side that are expected to bring experience into Monday’s clash.

Also read: Oliseh names 23 Eagles for CHAN, as squad leaves for South Africa

“We have a very young team here which we are preparing for the future,” Oliseh emphasized citing the absence of pressure in his side to win the tournament despite being labeled pre-tournament favourites.

“We didn’t come here to lose but we are not obsessed with winning. We came here to give our best and like I told the boys, go there play your game.”

“I don’t know when anybody made us favourites of winning it. We have major leagues like the best league in Africa, Tunisia is here, the Ivorians are here, teams that even stopped great nations like South Africa from coming here like Angola that has a league that is extraordinary.”

“We are just rebuilding our league and the national team so there is nothing pressurizing my players.”

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