'It will not be easy' - Sudan coach gets cold feet ahead of clash vs Group D leaders NigeriaPublished: January 12, 2022
Sudan national team head coach Burhan Tia is wary of the threat posed by Nigeria ahead of both teams second Group D fixture at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua on Saturday, January 15.
The Super Eagles sent out a statement of intent by beating one of the pre-tournament favorites and seven-time champions Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations opener on Tuesday evening, a win that sees them top the group after matchday one with Sudan and Guinea-Bissau playing out a goalless draw.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero for Augustine Eguavoen's side, netting the game-winning goal in the 30th minute.
Not taking into account the African Nations Championship, Nigeria have won five of the last six meetings against Sudan and are overwhelming favourites heading into the game.
Asked about facing Nigeria in their next group game, Tia was quoted as saying by Filgoal : "It will not be easy, as well as facing Egypt, but these are matches that we have put in our minds and our program before the tournament".
The Super Eagles will advance to the last sixteen with a game to spare if they defeat Sudan on Saturday.
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