Fans can watch the Nigeria vs. Tanzania football match live online and see which team can win the critical African Nations Cup qualifying match.
The teams will meet Saturday at 4:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. Nigeria time) from Dar es Salaam stadium in Tanzania. There are a possible three points on the line for the winner.
Fans who watch the Nigeria vs. Tanzania football match live online will see a very young Nigerian squad. Fill-in captain Ahmed Musa is the most experienced player with five years of international soccer, but he is just 22. The team as a whole has an average age of 23.
Nine players taking the field on Saturday have no international experience at all.
As ESPNFC points out, it will make the match against Tanzania a bit difficult for coach Sunday Oliseh.
“It is an awful lot of inexperience to be trotting out on your very first game as an international coach, not to mention away from home in what could turn out to be a crucial qualifying game as Nigeria bid to reach the African Cup of Nations in Gabon in 2017.”
“But it reflects the extent of the re-tooling task Oliseh must confront as he takes on his first competitive game as Nigeria coach.”
But fans who watch the Nigeria vs. Tanzania soccer match live online will still see the Nigerian team come in as favorites. Tanzania is still a long shot to make the African Nations Cup, and has never beaten Nigeria in their history.
Musa said his team cannot take the Tanzanian squad lightly, however.
“We cannot think we have won this match before it is played,” he said, via SuperSport. “I want the three points, my teammates want the three points. For me, I am not talking of scoring but I am talking of winning the three points because that is what matters now, and whoever scores will be okay by me and for the team provided the three points are won.
“I can say we are ready for this match, and there is no reason to underrate our opponents as there are no small teams anymore.”
The Tanzanian squad is also looking at their underdog status as an advantage.
“A lot of pundits have already written us off, which takes off the pressure from our players a bit but I want to warn the Nigerians that it will not be business as usual in Dar es Salaam as we want nothing short of a win,” said Boniface Mkwasa, Tanzania’s coach.
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