Fans can watch the Nigeria vs. Chad football match live online and see two nations looking to open up the African Nations Cup qualifying with a win.
The match features rising international player Nigeria trying to erase the memories of a past disappointment in this new qualifying campaign. Nigeria failed to progress to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, and are looking to get the 2017 campaign off strong in their Group G matchup against Chad.
The teams face off at 4 p.m. local time from Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Fans who watch the Nigeria vs. Chad football match live online will see Stephen Keshi take on his first competitive game since being re-appointed Nigeria’s boss. The team itself will also have some new faces, with defender William Troost-Ekong and Estoril midfielder Anderson Esiti each playing their first match. Nigeria is looking to start strong, avoiding the collapse that occurred after a loss to Congo in the first match of the 2015 qualifying campaign.
“I don’t want to dwell in the past, but it has to be used to look at the future,” said midfielder John Ogu. “We have to start the qualifiers with a strong statement against Chad. We don’t have a choice, we have to make Nigerians happy again.”
“The boys are ready for the game. Camp has been good and wonderful and we are raring to go.”
While Nigeria is building up to erase memories of the last campaign, Chad appears to be a team in crisis. The squad is being torn apart by monetary problems and an embarrassing mishap with their jerseys.
The Premium Times reported,
“There will be more trouble for the Chadians as they also discovered that their training equipment and kits had been left behind by the airline in Europe.”
“The embarrassing development forced officials of the team to go shopping for training equipment in time for their only pre-game training session at the match venue on Friday afternoon.”
“All my players are tired and there are no clothes, football is not very important now because some players are afraid that we are already in Nigeria and we don’t even have money to buy another jersey,” Chad’s coach Emmanuel Tregoat said.
Fans who want to watch the Nigeria vs. Chad football match live online can turn to beIN Sports for streaming video. More video links to the match can be found here, and live stats and scores can be found here.
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