Le Roy issues warning

2014-11-14 12:31
Claude Le Roy (Supplied)
Claude Le Roy (Supplied)
Cape Town - Congo coach Claude Le Roy said the visiting Nigerians could expect a vicious onslaught during the highly anticipated Africa Cup of Nations fixture at the Municipal Stadium in Pointe-Noire on Saturday.

During the first fixture in Calabar earlier this year, Congo breached the Nigerian defence three times, to secure a dramatic victory. Le Roy is confident that his players will have the capacity to build on the momentum created during the current Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

"I know that the Eagles are going to descend on us. We’ve mapped out our plans to attack them as well as defend effectively to frustrate them," Football411 website reports Le Roy as saying.

The fact that Nigeria will have to chase the result this weekend, has been well documented. It is a ploy that Le Roy has prepared for and one which he plans to exploit.

"The danger in this game is that we might use counter-attacks to see off the Eagles,’’ added a confident Le Roy.

"We would have to plan effectively to attack and at the same time recover and defend well. We will guard against counter attacks."

Congo have accumulated seven points during this qualifying campaign, which is three more than Nigeria who currently occupy the third spot in the Group A standings. A defeat for Nigeria will almost certainly ruin their campaign.

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