Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, says his team will not underrate their opponents during their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Round of 16 fixture on Sunday.
According to reports, the game between Nigeria and Tunisia will take place at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon from 8 p.m.
The Tunisian camp had been somewhat ravaged by positive COVID tests and there were no indications yet as to whether some star players, including Wahbi Khazri, will return for the game.
Eguavoen however told newsmen during a pre-match press conference on Saturday in Garoua that in spite of the Carthage Eagles’ challenges his team would remain focused on the job ahead.
In his words, “Yes, Tunisia may have struggled during the group stage, but don’t forget that they are a powerhouse when it comes to African football, and we (will) go out there to play (well) against Tunisia. We are not going to underrate them and they are not going to underrate us as well.”
The coach disclosed that his team was well prepared and have been working hard in all areas and aspects of the game ahead of the match.
On his selection of starting players for the game, Eguavoen said there was no reservation or preferential treatment for any player, adding that whoever was called upon would give his best.
“We are here with 27 players. Everyone is here to play. But we can’t use more than 11 players, whoever is called upon will give his best. I always tell the boys to give 100 percent. No reservation or preference for players.