The Super Eagles B will reach the quarter –finals of the 4th African Nations Championship if they get three points off Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles in Kigali on Friday.
Bronze medallists of the last edition, the Eagles started the championship with a 4-1 romp over Niger Republic and are expected to start on Friday from where they left off on Monday.
A hat –trick by Chisom Chikatara and one by Osas Okoro condemned the Mena to a poor start in the campaign, and shot the Eagles to top spot, after Tunisia and Guinea battled to a 2-2 draw.
At the Stade Regional de Nyamirambo, where they soared above the Nigeriens, the Super Eagles take on the North Africans, who won the 2011 edition of the competition in Sudan five years ago, from 2pm Nigeria time.
Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is expected to start, with Etim Mathew, Kalu Orji, Stephen Eze and skipper Chima Akas in the defence, and Paul Onobi, Usman Mohammed and Ifeanyi Mathew in midfield. Osas Okoro, Chisoma Chikatara and Prince Aggrey are likely to be in attack for Nigeria.
A win will guarantee Nigeria’s place in the last eight, ahead of their last Group C match against Guinea in Gisenyi on Tuesday.