By Muhyideen Jimoh
Head Coach of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, Jean Louis Gasset says his team is confident of clipping the wings of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their epic clash on Thursday in Abidjan.
The coach said this on Tuesday at a news conference, ahead of the match on Thursday in Abidjan.
He said the technical team has done it’s home work and has a perfect plan on how to neutralise the strength of the Super Eagles, which lies in their potent attack force.
“Regarding our second match, we know the strengths of Nigeria, they have an impressive offensive armada.
“They have the best African player in their squad, but against them, we will have to raise our game, and I know my players will do it because I know you have to win that first game to be released,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Elephants of Cote D’ivoire defeated Guinea-Bissau in their opening match by 2-0, to shoot to the top of Group A with three points.
While the Super Eagles struggled to a 1-1 draw against lowly rated Equatorial Guinea in their opening encounter to sit third on the table, jointly on one point with Equatorial Guinea.
The match will take place at the 60,000 capacity Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Joseph Edeh