#CHAN2016: We Will Cage Nigeria ~ Tunisia Coach

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The Carthage Eagles drew their first game against Guinea on Monday and are seeking for a first victory in the tournament against the high flying Super Eagles

Tunisia head coach, Hatem Missaoui, is full of confidence ahead of Friday’s second Group C game against Nigeria at the African Nations Championship in Rwanda.

The Carthage Eagles drew their first game against Guinea on Monday and are seeking for a first victory at the tournament.

Missaoui said all his players are back from sickness and injuries that ravaged the team before their opener and vowed to cage the Nigerians who won their opener 4-1 against Niger and stop them from scoring goals.

“We are not looking forward to defending against a player in the Nigeria team, we have our tactics to stop the Super Eagles from scoring goals,” Missaoui said.

“What we are targeting is qualification to the next round of the competition and not just a victory against the Super Eagles.

“Nigeria have a good striker in [Chisom] Chikatara but we also have our own top scorer, Ahmed Akaichi, who scored the two goals against Guinea. He can get goals against the Super Eagles too.”

He however said all the teams in Rwanda are favourites to lift the trophy come February 7.

He said: “The Nigeria side is a very good team, we know how big they are and we are very ready to play them. We hope Friday match goes well for us.

“We are not just targeting the win against Nigeria, but qualification to the next stage, if we get the victory that will be fantastic for us.”

The match will kick off at 1pm.

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