Every team wants to fight Nigeria in CHAN -Oliseh

Sunday Oliseh

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed his thoughts about the forthcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.

The biennial event billed for three cities in the Central African nation will run from January 16 to February 7 – with the Eagles making a second appearance.

Oliseh revealed that his team will be at the receiving end of brutal attack and massive combat from other teams at the tournament.

But stated that his wards are physically and mentally ready for the task ahead.

“Everyone will be out to fight us (in Rwanda),” the former skipper confessed.

“But we’re on track, the boys are in high spirit and physically okay.”

Nigeria’s ‘B’ team will be heading to Rwanda undefeated.

Oliseh’s team played three warm-up games – beating the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and South African side, University of Pretoria as well as a draw against Angola.

Interim coach of the Palancas Negras, Andre Makanga, had earlier implied that his team will be ready to fight if need be against “strong” Nigeria.

“We are taking this game seriously – Nigeria is always Nigeria – they will be very strong in every competition they play,” Makanga said before his side’s 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Pretoria, South Africa, last week.

“That’s why we will head into this match to compete and try to see where we are in terms of readiness before the spectacle starts in Rwanda.”

Nigeria, who finished third at the previous edition in South Africa, will begin their 2016 CHAN campaign on Monday, January 18, against Niger.

They also battle Tunisia and Guinea in the group stage.