Super Eagles Team B coach Salisu Yusuf has admitted that the first leg of their 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying fixtures against the Ghana Black Stars B team this weekend will be very tough and explosive, but assures that Home Eagles have the quality get a good away result.
The Black Galaxies of Ghana host the first leg in Cape Coast this Sunday, August 28, while the Home Eagles will welcome them at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Saturday, September 3, for the second leg.
The winner over the two legs will qualify for the 2023 Afican Nations Championship in Algeria scheduled to hold from 8 to 31 January 2023.
Speaking after his home-based Super Eagles forced CAF Champions league campaigners Plateau United to a 1-1 draw in a friendly match played at the Practice Pitch of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, Coach Yusuf said the game was a good test for his team ahead of the clash with Ghana.
Super Eagles B in training session ahead CHAN 2023 qualifying matches against the Black Galaxies of Ghana
“I wish we could play another of such tough test game before our departure to Ghana. The game [vs Plateau United] enabled me to access the readiness of the players and put them in good shape for the game in Ghana. And I must say I am impressed with what I saw in the team,” Yusuf told completesports
“The game against Ghana will be tough and we have to be at our best to be able to get a result. We want to be at CHAN and try to win it, that is why we are going all out to ensure that we get a result in Ghana and return home to finish the job. It’s a Herculean task and we are up for it
“The Ghanaian team, having played a two legged qualifying matches against Benin republic and only recently returned from a training tour of Europe, are ahead of us in terms of preparations but we have the quality and character to emerge victorious,” Yusuf reiterated.