Ahead of their crunch final group C clash against Guinea, Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has urged his team to work extra hard against the Syl Nationale who he said cannot stop their progress.
The former Super Eagles midfielder said his team should not underestimate their West African rivals as they are capable of beating any team if underrated.
He however pointed out that having stayed behind after the Tunisia game to watch Guinea is paying off afterall because it has given the coaching crew a clearer picture of how to approach the match.
Speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com, the 41-year-old said: “It was cool we waited behind to study Guinea closely in their match against Niger since we are playing them next.
“Guinea play good football and it is our duty to stop them from playing their free flowing football on Tuesday.
“No team should be underrated in this tournament. I have seen them play and they are side to be serious with and I am happy with the mentality of my players.
“My team will continue to improve as the tournament continues.
“We are not there yet, but we’ll keep working and fighting until the cup is won even though I have said winning the trophy is no do-or-die affair because we are going through a rebuilding process.
“We are still a work in progress.”
Nigeria play Guinea on Tuesday, January 26 by 3pm.