Coach Salisu Yusuf of Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles has stated that the team will show respect to their yet-to-be-decided quarter final opponents at the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco.
The home-based Eagles secured a last 8 spot after coming from behind to beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1on Tuesday, but will have to wait till Wednesday night to know their quarter final foes – runners-up from Group D.
Group D leaders Congo, second-placed Angola and Burkina Faso could each be Nigeria’s opponents in Sunday’s quarter final showdown in Tangier.
However, the Eagles handler says he has no preference regarding his side’s next opposition.
“I think at this level you don’t have a choice of which team you want to play,” the former Kano Pillars coach stated in a post-match press conference in Agadir.
“If you qualify in first place, you play the second-placed team in the other group. You can play any team.
“As far as I am concerned, any team that qualified to this tournament deserves our respect, and we’ll remain humble in facing each team. We respect all teams,” he said.