Eagles Reach for the Stars

Nigeria’s Super Eagles hope to dim the Bright Stars of Sudan in their crucial match expected to kick off on Saturday, Oct. 11,at 19:00 hours GMT (8pm, Nigeria) in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. To make it to “Maroc 2015”, the Eagles must qualify for the African Cup of Nations by beating the Stars both in Khartoum and in the return leg on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Having lost their first two matches already, the Bright Stars will have little to lose. They can only qualify if they beat the Nigerians twice.

The Eagles, for their part, have 1 point, having lost 3-2 to the Congo and had a draw with South Africa (0-0).

The Nigerian player that will be watched most in the Saturday match is Vincent Enyeama, the goal keeper and team captain who was absent in the past two matches. His absence was felt.

Nigerians will also be interested in another match to be played on the same Saturday between Congo and South Africa that already have 6 and 4 points respectively, as the outcome may affect Nigeria’s chances.

Tunisia and Senegal (Group F) will also lock horns. Each has 6 points and the match will determine who is the real leader. Out of 17 encounters so far, Tunisia has won eight and Senegal, three.

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