Former Super Eagles striker Stephen Ayodele Makinwa has submitted that tonight’s match between the Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia shouldn’t be too tough for the Super Eagles.
Of the 15 times, Nigeria has made the semi-finals, the Eagles have gone ahead to win the title three times, picked up the silver medals four times and won bronze medals seven times.
Nigeria has also never lost a third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in Ethiopia in 1976 (against Guinea), Ghana in 1978 (against Tunisia), Senegal in 1992 (against Cameroon), Mali in 2002 (against Mali), Tunisia in 2004 (against Mali), Egypt in 2006 (against Senegal) and Angola in 2010 (against Algeria).
Speaking with www.brila.net, Makinwa added that it would be a great one if the Eagles win, but added that it can go the other way, being the game of football.
“We have to be at our best, go all out and win”.
“I don’t think it would be as difficult as the last match. Algeria played better and they deserved the victory”.
“But I believe against Tunisia, we have a chance and we are better than they are, with all due respect to them, but we just have to give everything”.
“I definitely wish we win, but again, it’s football. You never know”.