Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be hoping to get third time lucky as the 2018 African Nations Championship begins on Saturday.
The West nation had failed to win the title in two previous attempts, the closest was third-place finish in South Africa four years ago.
Subsequently, its been utter frustration for the Nigerians.
Led by Sunday Oliseh, the team shockingly crashed out from the group stage the last time out in Rwanda.
But same can not be said of the Super Eagles A team.
Three-time champions, Nigeria, ranks fourth behind Egypt, Cameroon and Ghana.
In fact, no other side has made the last four more than the Eagles.
However, Nigeria will fancy their chances this time, especially as record champions, DR Congo are absent.
With the fifth edition set to begin, Salisu Yusuf’s men will definitely hope to correct the errors of his predecessors.
The team is drawn in a fairly light group alongside Libya, Equatorial Guinea and Libya.
They begin their campaign against the Amavubi on Monday before trading tackles with Libya and then Guinea.
In the absence of defending champions, DRC, all eyes will be on the host, Morocco as well as powerhouses, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire.