Dayo Awoniyi ;
Super Eagles of Nigeria will today file out against one of their rivals in round leather game in Africa, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in the first semi final match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, hosted by Ivory Coast.
Coach of Nigeria Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, had said the only way his boys will triumph over their opponent in today’s match is to give total concentration from kick off till the final whistle.
The Portuguese tactician, disclosed this during a presser ahead of the match, he said ” It will be a tough game against a good team.We want to beat South Africa to reach the finale.For that, we had to play a high level match against a South African team that eliminated Morocco, who did a fantastic job”.
He further said “We must play 100% or more to beat a very good team”
One of the revelations of the tournament and Super Eagles and Torino of Italy right back, Olaoluwa Aina, while feeding questions from journalists said, “Myself and my teammates are ready for the challenge”.
” The coach is hard on us when he needs to be, and lenient when he needs to be, there is a good balance to help us progress”.
Nigeria will be attempting to reach the final and probably add to the trophies they have won in 1980,1994 and 2013.
The match will take place today at Bouake by 6pm Nigeria time.