By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf, is confident the home-based national team will emerge victors in Saturday’s 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) first leg final round qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
Yusuf who will take charge of the game in the absence of head coach Sunday Oliseh believes his the team be more motivated to win for their head coach.
“The players are ready and so far their responses in our test games have been impressive,” Yusuf told Completesportsnigeria.com after the test game against Shekarau Babes.
“Right now we do not believe there is a small team anymore on the continent so we will accord Burkina Faso their due respect on and off the pitch.
“We have secured their under-23 team tapes at the just concluded All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, to give us an idea of what to expect from their CHAN team.
“Our target is to win convincingly in Port Harcourt to make the reverse fixture in Ouagadougou in a fortnight a mere formality.”
The second leg will take place in Ouagadougou on October 25.