Kigali - Nigeria’s Super Eagles will on Friday trade tackles
with Tunisia for a spot in the quarter final of the ongoing African Nations
Championship in Kigali.
Bronze medallists of the last edition, the Super Eagles
started the championship with a 4-1 romp over Niger Republic and are expected
to start on Friday from where they left off on Monday. The game kicks off by
2pm Nigeria time.
A hat –trick by Chisom Chikatara and one by Osas Okoro
condemned the Mena to a poor start in the campaign, and shot the Eagles to top
spot, after Tunisia and Guinea battled to a 2-2 draw.
Also read: As it happened: Nigeria beat Niger 4-1 in CHAN opener
At the Stade Regional de Nyamirambo, where they soared above
the Nigeriens, the Super Eagles take on the Carthage Eagles, who won the 2011
edition of the competition in Sudan five years ago.
Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is expected to start, with Etim
Mathew, Kalu Orji, Stephen Eze and skipper Chima Akas in the defence, and Paul
Onobi, Usman Mohammed and Ifeanyi Mathew in midfield. Osas Okoro, Chisoma
Chikatara and Prince Aggrey are likely to be in attack for Nigeria.
A win will guarantee Nigeria’s place in the last eight,
ahead of their last Group C match against Guinea in Gisenyi on Tuesday.
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