Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh, is losing sleep over the fire power of Nigeria’s CHAN 2016 Group C opponent, Tunisia, and he is not hiding this fact ahead of the kick off of the tournament this weekend.
Oliseh whose wards in their last warm up game against Cote D’Ivoire on Monday in South Africa managed a 1-0 victory said CHAN 2016 would be tough, even as he singled out Tunisia as the country to watch.
The Eagles gaffer told South Africa based TV channel, SuperSports Blitz that given how solid the Tunisian domestic league is, it wont be a surprise to see the North African country parade a strong team in Rwanda.
His words: “Tunisia have won it because their league is a solid one, it’s no secret. They can afford to have even home-based players play in the first national team. We built our local league, it had a promising one in the season that just went by. It is going to be a very competitive tournament for Nigeria.”
It was recalled that Nigeria first featured in the third edition of the biennial event in 2014 and ended the campaign in third place.
Oliseh was however quick in declaring that the Eagles are battle ready for the Rwanda campaign.
“We’ve had some knocks, but I think everybody is ready,” he said.
The Super Eagles played three build up matches with two wins and a draw in their Pretoria camp to fine tune their preparation for the championship that begins this weekend in Kigali.
The Eagles will open their campaign against neighbors Niger on Monday.