Tuesday Jan 12, 2016. 09:39
Ex-Nigeria international goalkeeper Abiodun Baruwa has warned the home-based Eagles not to get carried away with their unbeaten run-in to 2016 CHAN but rather remain focused on the bigger task in Rwanda.
After eliminating Burkina Faso to qualify for the 2016 CHAN, they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Angola and beat Cote d’Ivoire in warm-up matches ahead of the tournament beginning this weekend in Rwanda
However, former Nigeria goalkeeper Baruwa, who is now a qualified coach and agent in UK, said that the players should not get carried away by their impressive build-up, which was capped on Monday with a win over CHAN-bound Cote d’Ivoire.
"My advise for them is to be focused and relax but enjoy the experience,” he said.
"They should not be carried away by their unbeaten run in the friendly games, every team know friendly matches and competition are two different ball games."