Nigeria’s head coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has said he is expecting a tough game against Tunisia in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash in Garoua.
While the Super Eagles qualified with a maximum nine points, the Carthage Eagles progressed as one of the best losers.
Tunisia only won one of their three matches while losing the other two.
“I expect a very tough game against the Tunisians.
“Our group will not be lulled into any sense of superiority over any team here until we do the business on the field. Tunisia is a big name in African football and we must acknowledge that, despite the manner in which they reached this stage.
“We have watched some of their games and from what we know of them in the distant past and in lucid memory, they are never a team to take for granted,” Eguavoen said.
Eguavoen’s 51 caps for Nigeria did not include an encounter with Tunisia, but he was head coach of the Super Eagles when Nigeria upended the Carthage Eagles on penalty shootout in Port Said in Egypt 16 years ago to send the Cup holders out of the tournament at the quarter final stage.