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Super Eagles winger Moses Simon says their Round of 16 opponent Tunisia would be a good test for the team.
The Nigerian News Agency  reports that the Super Eagles will face the Tunisian Carthage Eagles in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 match at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua.
Simon, speaking after the team's training session on Friday, said the team had put past victories behind them and is now looking forward to the battle against Tunisia.
“Things are looking good and I think it will be good for us to play against a good Tunisian team.
“Our campaign so far in the tournament has been very good, especially with the three wins and nine points.
“However, that is now behind us and we are looking forward to our next challenge against another very strong team in Tunisia,” he said.
On his superlative performance in AFCON so far, the France teas winger said the change of game introduced by the coach had had a positive impact on his game.
“I'm not at all surprised by my performance because I actually came prepared for the tournament and it's something I'm used to at my club.
“Also, with the former coach I played as a full-back and sometimes as a left-back and of course I am grateful for that because he gave me the opportunity to show myself and believed in me.
Tunisia, good test for Eagles, says Moses Simon

Super Eagles player Moses Simon

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon says their Round of 16 opponent Tunisia would be a good test for the team.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Super Eagles will face the Tunisian Carthage Eagles in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 match at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua.

Simon, speaking after the team’s training session on Friday, said the team had put past victories behind them and is now looking forward to the battle against Tunisia.

“Things are looking good and I think it will be good for us to play against a good Tunisian team.

“Our campaign so far in the tournament has been very good, especially with the three wins and nine points.

“However, that is now behind us and we are looking forward to our next challenge against another very strong team in Tunisia,” he said.

On his superlative performance in AFCON so far, the France teas winger said the change of game introduced by the coach had had a positive impact on his game.

“I’m not at all surprised by my performance because I actually came prepared for the tournament and it’s something I’m used to at my club.

“Also, with the former coach I played as a full-back and sometimes as a left-back and of course I am grateful for that because he gave me the opportunity to show myself and believed in me.

“But with this current coach, he gave me the freedom to attack and said you just go and do your thing and defend less,” he said.

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He also reports that Friday’s training saw all 27 players engage in a stretching and light jogging routine.

The players then split into two groups for the final hour of training as they worked on short passing, ball control and tactical play.

The first group was made up of Captain Ahmed Musa, Simon, Henry Onyekweru, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke, Peter Olayinka, and Samuel Chukwueze.

Alex Iwobi, Sadiq Umar, Joe Aribo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Nwakali and Frank Onyeka made up the second group.

While the third group had assistant team captain William Troost-Ekong, Tyrone Ebuehi, Zaidu Sanusi, Kenneth Omeruo, Olisa Ndah, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi.

Head coach Augustine Eguavoen oversaw the session along with assistant coaches Salisu Yusuf, Paul Aigbogun, Joseph Yobo, Terry Eguaoje and goalkeeping coach Aloysius Agu, who coached the quartet of Maduka Okoye, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and John Noble .

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