Assistant Coach, Super Eagles, Imama Amapakabo has declared that the senior national team would be 100 percent ready for the Africa Nations Cup, AFCON, Group B game opener against Burundi in Alexandria.
He told journalists before the squad departed for Ismaily, Egypt, that the Super Eagles have learnt a lot of lessons from the team’s goalless draw against Zimbabwe as they remain humble going into the AFCON proper.
“We have been able to finish our first preparation phase for the tournament; we still have about 11 days before our first game so hopefully all things being equal, we would have the players in 100 percent fitness before the tournament kicks off.
“Zimbabwe was a very tactical side; obviously there are no underdogs in African football anymore and we learned well from the game. The result was a blessing for us and we remain humble and united ahead of our first game,” Imama concluded.
Th team will continue preparations for the tournament in Ismaily before playing Senegal in their last warm-up game on June 16.