The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take to the pitch for the second time in the space of a week when they trade tackles with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Jacques Lemans Arena in Austria on Tuesday.
The Nigerian senior team will be hoping to bounce back from their first defeat their three-game winning streak was snagged by the Algerians with a 1-0 defeat in Klagenfurt.
Gernot Rohr won’t still have the luxury of having two of his trusted players in Wilfried Ndidi and Victor Osimhen, but there is still enough quality in the side to replace them.
The likes of Matthew Yakubu and Chidera Ejuke are expected to get a run-in in the team this time around and considering how Paul Onuach didn’t get a hold of the Center Forwards role, his teammate at Gent, Cyril Dessers might just get the nod ahead of him.
On the part of the Tunisians, they eased to a 3-0 victory over Sudan in their first match of 2020, the win was their fourth in a row and there is a good feeling of confidence in the squad that they are on the right trajectory.
Also, the match is expected to be a repeat of the 2019 AFCON third-place play-off match which saw Nigeria claim the spoils after an Odion Ighalo early goal in the contest – that victory ended a run of three successive draws between these two nations.
Head to Head
The head-to-head record between these two African powerhouse sides is even sides have six victories apiece, while seven matches have ended in a stalemate
Date, Time, and Venue of the match:
- October 13th, 2020
- 19:30 (West African Time)
- Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria