CHAN 2016: Super Eagles thrash South African side in test game

Nigeria Super Eagles began their preparation for the 2016 African Nations Championship on a blazing note with a 3-0 win over South African side, University of Pretoria FC.

The home-based Eagles came firing from all cylinders as they walloped the 13th placed Premier Soccer League side in their own backyard on Tuesday.

Sunshine Stars hitman, Tunde Adeniji, continued his prolific form from the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League were he hit double figures with a double in the game.

Adeniji opened scoring from the penalty spot, before midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew fired a cracker of a goal from the top of the box.

The 20-year-old then completed his brace with a beautifully worked team goal.

Midfielder, Julius Ubido, said the Eagles emphatic win against the PSL side is a sign of good things to come in Rwanda.

“That’s a good result, a sign of good things to come at the championship proper and I think they will certainly excel.

“The result was not in any way a surprise one to me because each of the players is 100% fit and everybody is good to go to deliver the goods at any given time.”

Sunday Oliseh’s team will confront Angola on Wednesday while it will be the turn of Ivory Coast next Monday before the side head off to the championship venue on Friday.

The 2014 bronze winners are in Group C together with the 2011 winners, Tunisia, Guinea and Niger.