– Nigeria will tackle Tanzania in a Nations Cup qualifying match in Uyo
– Boths teams can no longer qualify for the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon
– Tanzania will be looking for their first win over Nigeria in this duel
Nigeria will play host to Tanzania on Saturday, September 3, as the Super Eagles look to gain a morale-boosting result in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Super Eagles of Nigeria during a training session
The Super Eagles and their opponents Tanzania cannot qualify for the biggest football tournament in Africa which makes the game a dead rubber.
Group G leaders Egypt are already through to the competition. Nigeria are second in the group while Tanzania trail the group with just a point.
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German tactician Gernot Rhor will be taking charge of the Super Eagles for the first time after his recent employment as the head coach of the team.
Tanzania will be the outsiders when the game gets underway at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, but coach Charles Boniface Mkwasa will have every confidence in his side.
The team includes captain Mbwana Samatta who plays for the Belgium side K.R.C Genk. However, Mkwasa dropped several familiar faces including Mwinyi Kazimoto, Erasto Nyoni, Aggrey Morris and Juma Abdul.
The Taifa Stars are still searching for their first win over the Super Eagles after five previous clashes. The first encounter between the two teams was at the 2nd All-Africa Games that Nigeria hosted in 1973, with Nigeria edging the tie 2-1.