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Super Eagles lock horns with Tunisia for Q/final ticket

22 January 2016, 10:14Israel Ojoko

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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