By David Meshioye and Adeboye Amosu in Kigali:
Tunisia are set to unleash their top striker, Ahmed Akaichi, on Nigeria in Friday's African Nations Championship Group C fixture at the Kigali Regional Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The big forward scored a brace in the side' s opening fixture against Guinea on Monday.
The North Africans who are still looking for their first win of the competition following the 2-2 draw against the Guineans are banking on Akaichi to help secure victory against the Super Eagles.
"Akaichi is our talisman and we are hoping he will be at his best against Nigeria," Tunisia captain, Ali Maloul, told Completesportsnigeria.com. at the side's Lemigo Hotel base here in Kigali.
"It was disappointing that we could not beat Guinea in the the first game, despite dominating the game.
"The story would have been different if we had converted all the chances we created in the game.
"But we believe we can still make it to the next stage especially with Akaichi at his best."