Ethiopia v Nigeria

Asrat Megersa

Asrat Megersa

Nigeria go into their final group game chasing their first win, while Ethiopia are bottom of the pile with a point.

The Super Eagles stand in second place in Group C with two points, having conceded late equalisers to Burkina Faso and Zambia.

Ethiopia may be without striker Adane Girma, who scored their only goal of the finals, and Asrat Mergasa.

Girma has a leg injury after coming off in the Ethiopians’ defeat to Burkina Faso and Mergasa has a knee injury.

Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw:

“Before the match I will tell my players to play football and to gain experience out of a huge team like Nigeria.

“We are here to play football and everybody is surprised by our football.

“Our mission is to show the rest of the world that we can play football. That is the message to my players.”

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi:

“I am standing by my players, especially John Obi Mikel after his penalty miss against Zambia.

“We have all to play for against Ethiopia and my wish is that we build a commanding lead and hold it.”

Source: BBC Sport

 

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