Super Eagles senior Centre-back William Troost-Ekong has said the side will take no chances when they face the Djurtus in their final group D clash on Wednesday night.
The Watford defender likened the situation to that of the Madagascar game at the last edition in 2019 when they were shocked 2-0 in the group stage.
“As a team, we don’t underestimate anyone.
We are in the same situation like it was at the last edition when we lost to Madagascar and we were favourites to win the game. It’s just like we are now, but this is a new challenge for us.” The former Udinese man told journalists at the pre-game briefing.
There is a reason to believe that the Super Eagles line-up to execute tonight’s game is likely to accommodate significant changes with a host of fresh legs set to start.
Ekong further added that anyone named in the XI will have a “point to prove”:
“So, whoever is going to be playing has a point to prove so in that sense approach won’t be different from the previous games.”
Nigeria are through to the knockout rounds of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon having won their first two games [1-0 vs Egypt and 3-1 vs Sudan] and with six points are in pole position to finish the group in first place ahead of second-placed Egypt who currently have three points and Sudan who are fourth with a point.
A draw or win for Guinea-Bissau could put them through as a best loser candidate but Egypt must avoid a loss against Sudan to make that possible.