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December 23, 2015

CHAN: Super Eagles face Angola, Cote d’ Ivoire test

BRAZIL, Curitiba : (From top L) Nigeria’s team midfielder John Obi Mikel, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Godfrey Oboabona and defender Efe Ambrose (from bottom L) forward Victor Moses, goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, midfielder Ramon Azeez and defender Juwon Oshaniwa pose during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Super Eagles B team will play against Cote d’Ivoire and Angola to boost their readiness for the CAF African Nations Championship starting January 16 in Rwanda.

According to Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye the warm up matches will be played when the team resumes camping in South Africa. Angola eliminated South Africa to qualify for the 2016 CHAN. The Eagles are due to set up a training camp in Pretoria early next month before they land in Rwanda for the CHAN.

They are drawn in the same group with Tunisia, Niger and Guinea and will play their opening game on January 18 against Nigeria.

Meanwhile the Super Eagles will take two days off to celebrate the Christmas. The Super Eagles have been in Abuja for about a week preparing for the tournament without chief coach Sunday Oliseh who has been ill for something.