Nigeria vs Tunisia: What To Expect

Nigeria and Tunisia will meet for the 5th time at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.  With the aim of winning the bronze medal in Egypt.

Tunisia and Nigeria both suffered heart-breaking semi-final defeats at the Africa Cup of Nations and Wednesday’s third-place play-off will be a test of their resolve.

The Super Eagles have tried to play more enterprising football throughout the whole tournament, though, so the feeling is that they will still be up for this challenge.

Coach Rohr said the loss was tough to digest for his players but stressed the current crop of Super Eagles had the potential to become “very good” if given time.

“Our team is progressing well after the World Cup, which wasn’t bad, we’ve started work with a rejuvenated team. This team has a future. I’m still under contract for another year and we’ll see what happens after that,” 

“We will draw lessons after the third-place match. We have a very young team, we’re making progress and perhaps we lacked a bit of clear-sightedness (against Algeria) but we’re moving forward. We have to work much more. Our midfield is the youngest one. (Wilfred) Ndidi, (Alex) Iwobi and (Peter) Etebo have to learn tactically and they have to make better communication, but I think with time they’ll be very good.”

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