Sudan assistant coach, Burhaneldin Tia, has said that his team is better prepared and ready to beat home-based Super Eagles in today’s Africa Nations Championship CHAN semi-final clash at the Marrakech Stadium in Morocco.
Tia said he expects a tough battle against ‘giants’ Nigeria but is confident his side can scale through to the finals.
He attributed his team’s success at the tournament to their adequate preparation for the competition.
“We have intensified preparations for the semi-final clash against Nigeria, right after beating Zambia at the quarters. We didn’t beat Zambia due to luck, but because we were better prepared and better team on the day.
“Nigeria is one of the giants of African football and it is always a pleasure to play against such a team. It will be a different game from the previous matches, but we will do our best to emerge victors and advance to the final.
“All the players are in good condition. The positive news is that we have a team of young players, who play collectively and are prepared to go all out to achieve the expected result.”
Captain of the Sudanese team, Mohamed Taher also said his team where in no pressure as the face the eagles the last four.
“We are not under any form of pressure. However, we are determined to prove to all that we are not at the semi-finals by chance.
“We are determined to carry on with our impressive run at the tournament so far. Against Nigeria will be difficult, and for such games, you have to physically and psychologically ready,” Taher said.