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Lamouchi Tells Elephants To Be Wary Of Slips-ups Against Eagles

As expected, it can be said that ahead of the quarterfinals clash between Nigeria and Ivory Coast as the on-going Afcon 2013 has heated up … Continue reading Lamouchi Tells Elephants To Be Wary Of Slips-ups Against Eagles


As expected, it can be said that ahead of the quarterfinals clash between Nigeria and Ivory Coast as the on-going Afcon 2013 has heated up a little bit as Coach Sabri Lamouchi admitted that the Elephants are so much wary of not making any mistake when they meet the Super Eagles in the make or mar clash for the two African teams.

The game which will be taking place at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium tomorrow will decide who moves to the quarterfinals of the Afcon 2013.

Talking of profile of this two teams in the Afcon 2013, the Elephants have been the better side and ticked favourites by pundits as their level of progression in terms of performance has been something very noticeable, as the team remained too hot to handle for their opponents in the group clashes, remaining unbeaten and winning their games fair and square except for a draw against Algeria, to clinch the top spot of Group D, while on the part of the Super Eagles though unbeaten too in Group C, but had to finish second runners-up conceding the top spot Burkina Faso who took the underdogs tag and this was due to several slip-upswhich accrued to opponents’ late goals in the first and second games respectively.

But despite their record in the group stages, Lamouchi still expressed his fear that the Super Eagles of Nigeria can spring up surprises tomorrow, so no mistakes should be made against the two-time African champions giving the fact the tournament is moving to its crucial stages.

He said further that Ivory Coast will do all it can to keep off errors from a good team like the Super Eagles.

“We have no room for error especially as we in front of us a good team in Nigeria. The smallest error can cost us dearly,”

“Effectively this is a new competition where this match is essential to continue the adventure.

“As we have already said, if we win, we continue, and if this is not the case, we return home.”