Home Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, is targeting to finish at the summit of from Group C at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following their 1-0 win over Libya on Friday.
Having drawn their first game against Rwanda, the Super Eagles secured their first win of the tournament against Libya courtesy of Sunday Faleye 79th minute strike.
The victory sees Yusuf’s team tie with Rwanda at the top of Group C on four points each, as Rwanda also edged Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on the same day.
“They (Libya) contested for every ball. I think our tactics to close them down with their short passes worked for us in the encounter,” Yusuf told the media in a post match conference.
“We deployed a different strategy, a 4-2-3-1 formation as against the 4-3-3 which we adopted in our first game against Rwanda. This helped us to nullify the Libyan team from penetrating through our defence from the middle because we had more men behind the ball when we were on the defensive.”
“Also our wingers did well to close down the space. The strength of our opponents depends on how we play. We look forward to the next game with all humility.”
“We now have four points but we must still work harder. Our goal is to win the remaining match to stay here in Tangiers,” he stated.
Nigeria’s last group game is against Equatorial Guinea next Tuesday in Agadir while Libya will be battling with Rwanda also on the same day.
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