Austin Eguavoen, the interim head coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, has stated that the team can only play casual warm-up games before their Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria will compete for the AFCON title with 23 other nations in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 this year.
According to Eguavoen, who recently released a 28-man list of players to carry out the AFCON mission, the team did not have enough time to play top friendly matches before the tournament.
The Super Eagles coach claimed that his team’s members are already familiar with one another and are capable of completing the task at hand.
“There is a team on the ground, this team is ready to compete any time any day when called upon. And yes the time is quite short we all know that,”
“With the quality of players we have I don’t think we will struggle but the only thing is there won’t be time for any friendlies because that’s when you actually assess your team if they can actually do what the technical crew want” he added