Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said he and his team-mates expect a tough challenge from Syli Nationale of Guinea when they clash today at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.
The last group C match holds at 3pm Nigeria time at the Umuganda Stadium, Gisenyi and a draw will see Nigeria through to the next round with four points already in the kitty.
Tunisia and Niger will meet in the other group C game.
“No team is a pushover here in this competition even Niger that we beat 4-1 were too tough not to talk of the Tunisians. So we are not expecting any easy match in the championship not even against Guinea.
“Guinea is a difficult side and will come all out to fight for the three points to go through to the quarter-finals.
“At least a point against Guinea will cement a quarter final spot for us but we will not settle for draw rather go for outright victory.
“Victory will give us a firm hold at the top and serve as signal of our intention to claim the top prize at the end of the day,” the Warri Wolves player told supersport.com.
Also, Prince Aggreh, said the Eagles are battle-ready for any level of opposition.
“Every match is never the same. The Tunisians are a very good side, I am not saying the Niger team were not, but after the first game you will always expect that the second will not be easy as the first because everyone has seen what we can do.
“We are confident but we don’t want that confidence to get into our heads because it is going to always be a difficult competition and the other teams want to win their matches against Nigeria too.
“Our coach has told us that we need to stay focused because there is still one game (against Guinea) to play in the group stage.
“So we are very focused on the game as we are not expecting it to be easy since all the teams can qualify from the group,” the Sunshine Stars player said.