Super Eagles forward, Chisom
Chikatara, has said that the Syli
Nationale of Guinea will not halt
the side’s dream for quarterfinals
berth at the ongoing African
Nations Championship, CHAN
in Rwanda.
Eagles will clash with their
West African counterpart,
Guinea, in Tuesday’s last group
game at the Stade Umuganda
Rubavu, Gisenyi.
The Nigerians lead the packs
in Group C with four points, two
points ahead challengers, Guinea
and Tunisia. The outcome of the
group’s matches will determine
qualifiers for the last eight.
Chikatara said though his
side do not see the clash against
Guinea as a must win they will
fight hard to finish the group
campaign on high.
“Guinea cannot stop us from
booking our safe passage to the
quarterfinals of the championship
comes Tuesday.
“Though we do not see the
match as a must win we have
however told ourselves we must
finish on high the group race.
“Understandably, Guinea will
come out tough aimed at chalking
the points that will see them
progress to the last eight but we
will not allow them the luxury.
“We have already steeled
ourselves for whatever banter
Guinea will come up with same
way we handled the Nigeriens
and Tunisians.
“Tunisians were the toughest
so far in the championship but
we ended the clash with our
shoulders held high.
“I’m confident we will see off
the challenge of the Guineans
on Tuesday and take our title
aspiration and hope up from
there,” said the Abia Warriors
marksman to supersport.com.
The third place side, Tunisia
will confront Niger in Kigali
for possible qualification to the
quarterfinals of the biennial
football showpiece.


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