CHAN 2018: Super Eagles coach ready for showdown - FCNaija

Super Eagles By: Ayodeji Tunde | 08/01/2018

The Super Eagles Head Coach Salisu Yusuf is confident he and his players have prepared well enough to conquer the continent in the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th January – 4th February 2018. 

The Coach while speaking on the Super Eagles official twitter handle said the team is raring to go as they jet out to Morocco on Monday night.

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The Ikechukwu Ezenwa –captained squad will take on Rwanda (hosts of the last edition of the competition two years ago) at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday, 15th January, starting from 7.30pm (8.30pm Nigeria time), before games against Libya at the same venue on Friday, 19th January (starting from 4.30pm; 5.30pm Nigeria time) and Equatorial Guinea in Agadir on Tuesday, 23rd January (starting 7pm Morocco time; 8pm Nigeria time).

Nigeria failed to qualify for the final competition of the first two editions of the CHAN, losing to Ghana in 2008 (ahead of Cote d’Ivoire 2009) and beaten on aggregate by Niger Republic in 2010 (ahead of Sudan 2011). 

The Class of 2014 led by Stephen Keshi (of blessed memory) qualified after edging Cote d’Ivoire 4-3 on aggregate and then finished third in South Africa.