Nigeria Seeks to Continue Dominance Over Tunisia in Friendly


The Super Eagles are all set to edge Tunisia in the battle of the Eagles (Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles) in Tuesday’s big friendly at the Jacques Lemans Arena in the Austrian city of St. Veit an der Glan,

The Oyinbo wall
The Oyinbo wall(Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong) with Goal Keeper, Maduka Okoye in the middle in the game against Algeria.

On Tuesday night, the three-time African champions come across the same team they defeated to clinch bronze medal at last year’s AFCON finals in Egypt,.

The Eagles must have no illusions to be at their best against a motivated Carthage Eagles who thumped Sudan 3-0 in Tunis on Friday.

All 24 players in camp were involved in Monday evening’s training session, and are available for selection.

Goalkeepers Dele Alampasu and Matthew Yakubu, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina and Jamilu Collins and forwards Cyril Dessers and Chidera Ejuke were not part of the run-out with Algeria and could be considered for action on Tuesday night.

Super eagles line up
Super eagles line up against Algeria

Tunisia have not beaten Nigeria in a competitive game since the 2004 AFCON that they hosted.

The Carthage eagles edged the Super Eagles on penalty shoot-out after both teams tied 1-1 in regulation and extra time at the Stade Olympique in Rades, outside Tunis.

Matches between Nigeria and Tunisia have always been supercharged.

After Jay Jay Okocha gave Nigeria the lead from the spot In the 2004 encounter, Tunisia restored parity with only eight minutes left, Khaled Badra also poking in from the spot.

Super Eagles of Nigeria just before the international friendly against Algeria in Austria

Osaze Odemwingie missed during the shoot-out and the Eagles had to be content with the bronze medals after beating Mali.

Tunisia went on to defeat Morocco in the final for their only continental title so far.

Nigeria Friendlies
Nigeria Friendly game against Algeria gets new venue.
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