Rwanda want a winning start against Nigeria - Antonie Hey

Leslie Hanson
January 16, 2018

Both teams shared the points after Libya battered debutants Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the opening game of Group C earlier today to shoot to the top of the standings.

His Nigerian counterpart Salisu Yusuf reiterated that his side is well prepared for the task ahead, and they have come to win in Morocco.

Libya began Group C with a resounding 3-0 drubbing of Equatorial Guinea.

Rwanda goes into Monday's game with no injuries, a big boost to Coach Antoine Hey who will be having a wide pool of players to make his first choice of players who will start in a must-win encounter against Nigeria.

The former Kano Pillars manager called for the players to take advantage of the championship to play their way into the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup squad, insisting any outstanding players have a chance to be on the plane to the world's football showpiece. We are not here just for the CHAN.

"There is no set target for the team but participating in any tournament is to win and we are here to win".

Meanwhile, ardent desire to gain places in Nigeria's 23-man squad for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation is a key incentive for the home-based professionals against Rwanda in Morocco. "Everyone is thinking of the World Cup as well", Salisu told on Sunday. For the players, they have a massive opportunity to play their way into the A team for the big one in Russian Federation.

"However, at every opportunity, we have made it clear to the boys that they must work as a team. Teamwork is key for this business".

"We want to do better than the first, second and third teams of the tournament because we have the mindset to do well for the country".

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