AFCON 2019: Tunisia’s Drager warns Super Eagles ahead of third-place match

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Tunisia defender, Mohamed Drager has warned Nigeria’s Super Eagles that Alain Giresse’s men will fight to win the third-place bronze match for their fans when both teams clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.

Tunisia will tackle Gernot Rohr’s side on Wednesday night at the Al Salam Cairo Stadium.

The Carthage Eagles head to the game after losing 1-0 to Senegal in the semi-final on Sunday, while Nigeria was defeated 2-1 by Algeria.

Addressing reporters at a press conference on Tuesday at the Al Salam stadium, Drager said: “We are professional players and each of us has to find motivation from within. I don’t think anyone has to struggle to find motivation because as professionals, we must fight to win every game.

“The loss to Senegal in the semi-final was tough but our fans deserve to be happy at the end, so we have to fight and win this game against Nigeria for them.”

Drager added: “I think we are in similar shape as Nigeria, we don’t have any complaints and we will try to be ready.

“This is my first competition and I believe I can go back to my club with strong belief after playing for 120 minutes against a player like Saido Mane. I think I have done well.”

The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.