Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (right) in action for Akwa United

Akwa United defender Emmanuel Ariwachukwu has warned the CHAN Eagles cannot afford to take hosts Benin lightly in tomorrow’s CHAN playoff in Cotonou.

The Super Eagles take on the Squirrels in the first leg of the final CHAN 2018 qualifier in Cotonou tomorrow afternoon.

Nigeria will need goals in this game to ensure the return leg match is reduced to a mere formality.

Akwa United strong man Ariwachukwu has at the same time insisted there are no longer easy games.

“There are no longer any easy games, even in the friendlies we have played, they were not easy at all,” he told ScoreNigeria.com.ng

“Now everybody knows how to play football and the most important thing is to win the game and make everybody happy.”

The return leg will be played at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Saturday, August 19, with the winners advancing to the 5th African Nations Championship scheduled for Kenya early next year.


By Ademetan Abayomi


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