Super Eagles interim manager Augustine Eguavoen has predicted a tough encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
Both sides have been drawn against each other for the Round-of-16 of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles have been the best team in the competition so far as they possess a flawless record of 3 wins out of 3, scoring 6 goals and conceding 1 this emerging winner of Group D with 9 points.
Tunisia on the other hand have had a campaign ransacked by the dreaded COVID-19 virus. The North African side managed to win just one out of their three matches thereby getting through to the knockout stages as one of the best losers, finishing third in group F behind The Gambia and Mali.
Augustine Eguavoen said: “I expect a very tough game against the Tunisians. Our group will not be lulled into any sense of superiority over any team here until we do the business on the field. Tunisia is a big name in African football and we must acknowledge that, despite the manner in which they reached this stage.”
“We have watched some of their games and from what we know of them in the distant past and in lucid memory, they are never a team to take for granted.” The former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss added.
The match will be Eguavoen’s 16th for Nigeria across three different stints, Eguavoen has been on the winning team a total of 13 times, he has lost only twice. He is also the first man to have coached the Super Eagles to win all three group phase matches at the AFCON.
The match is set to kick-off on Sunday at 8pm in Garoua.