The home-based Super Eagles team are all set for Sunday’s 2016 African Nations Championship final round, second leg qualifier against the Etalons of Burkina Faso.
The Eagles B team already have a 2-0 advantage from the first leg played last weekend in Port Harcourt and they are now hoping to consolidate on that in Sunday’s crucial second leg.
Yaro Bature and Gbolahan Salami were the goal scorers for Nigeria in the first leg.
Sunday’s match at the Stade August 4-a venue which brings fond memories for Nigeria – would start 4pm local time (5pm Nigeria time).
Unfortunately for Nigeria, Head Coach Sunday Oliseh will be missing on the bench as the gaffer is away in Belgium where he is attending to his ill health.
That nonetheless, the players and other coaches on ground are promising to get the recuperating head coach a ‘get well soon’ victory over their hosts.
Captain Gbolahan Salami told thenff.com that the team is even more determined to get a win for Nigeria and Coach Sunday Oliseh.
“We want to win the game for Nigeria and we believe that securing the CHAN ticket will hasten the complete recovery of our head coach,” Salami said.
Coach Oliseh is expected to resume duties November 9, when the Super Eagles camp opens for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round 2 fixture against Swaziland
Meanwhile, officials have stated that the Super Eagles will be adorned in green, while the Etalons will wear white.
Libyan referee, Mohamed Ragab Omara, will be at the centre, assisted by compatriots Foaad Mohamed El Maghrabi, Baesus Safe- El Naser and Abdallah Baesus Ashraf as assistant 1, assistant 2 and reserve referee respectively.
The winner on aggregate will enter the pot for next month’s Draw for the 4th African Nations Championship, taking place in Rwanda 16 January – 7 February, 2016.
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