AFCON2019Q: Super Eagles fly to Tunisia today on a charter flight

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will today jet out to Tunisia for the return leg of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya tomorrow in Sfax.

The game will take place at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxien.

The stadium was built in 1938 and was used for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.

The game will kick-off at 7pm Nigerian time.

The Super Eagles are also expected to depart Sfax immediately after the match and arrive in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th October.

Gernot Rohr’s men defeated the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 on Saturday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo, with Odion Ighalo bagging a hat-trick and Samuel Kalu scoring the other goal.

The three-time AFCON winners have won their last qualifying fixtures since suffering a 2-0 home loss to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on matchday one in Uyo.

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Meanwhile, Super Eagles Chief Coach, Gernot Rohr said the players will have to be mentally stronger if they were to achieve the double over Libya in the reverse fixture.

Rohr who spoke after his team’s resounding victory said the team must not be carried away because of the victory insisting that in football, it is never over until it is over.

“It’s not finished yet. We have to be stronger to win again, “Libya were not defensive and they could also have scored. They played well, they were fighting.”

Ighalo hat-trick lifts Nigeria past Libya in AFCON 2019 qualifier

Nigeria moved to the second position in Group E on six points from three matches, but the equation could change should the North Africans avenge their defeat as they will regain the second position.

Only the top two teams in the group will qualify for next year’s AFCON.

 

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