By David Meshioye and Adeboye Amosu:
Niger coach, François Zahoui, insists his side can beat Nigeria in Monday’s Group C African Nations Championship fixture at the Kigali Regional Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. com.
Nigeria who came third at the last edition of the competition two years ago in South Africa head into the game as the overwhelming favourites.
But the Ivorien coach has refused to accept the underdog tag and instead has tipped his side to beat the Eagles.
“We are not afraid of Nigeria. We know they have a strong team, but they are beatable,” he told Completesportsnigeria.com. com.
“We expect a very competitive game against going by the quality of players in their team.
“I also believe in my players and they are in great spirit ahead of the game.
“It will be good if we can start the competition on a positive note as it will improve the confidence of my players.”