By John Essien
Super Eagles Interim Coach Augustine Eguavoen has warned that the Super Eagles round of 16 fixture against Tunisia on Sunday will be a different ball game.
The three-time champions finished top of Group D and have been drawn to face the best losers and Group F third-placed team, Tunisia, for a place in the quarter-final.
Both teams, led by indigenous coaches will file out on Sunday at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua as they continue to chase the coveted title.
Eguavoen, who had 51 caps for the Super Eagles did not face Tunisia as a player, but he was Coach when Nigeria defeated them via penalty shoot-outs in Port Said in Egypt 16 years ago.
Ahead of Sunday’s fixture, Eguavoen said via The NFF: “I expect a very tough game against the Tunisians. Our group will not be lulled into any sense of superiority over any team here until we do the business on the field.
“Tunisia is a big name in African football and we must acknowledge that, despite the manner in which they reached this stage.
“We have watched some of their games and from what we know of them in the distant past and in lucid memory, they are never a team to take for granted.”