Sunshine Stars face a battle of survival tonight when they confront Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in a day two fixture of the Champions League at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse.
The Nigerian representatives trained for the first time in Tunisia o under floodlights before tonight’s cracker. Champions League tie at
Sunshine are bottom of Group A without a point, no thanks to a 2-0 at home defeat to defending champions Esperance a fortnight back.
Tunisia’s Etoile are second behind local rivals Esperance after they won 1-0 at Aso Chlef of Algeria.
Sunshine arrived Tunisia on Wednesday and will face Etoile du Sahel on Saturday by 10 pm Nigerian time so they had to train in the night to adapt to the situation they will face in the game, which they must avoid losing if they are to retain their slim of hopes of progressing to the semifinal stage of the lucrative competition
Speaking from their Houria Palace Hotel abode in Sousse, Sunshine midfielder, Sunday Emmanuel said they had to train under floodlight so as not be affected by the condition when they confront their hosts.
”This is our first training since we arrived on Wednesday and we trained in the night so as to get used to playing under floodlights because our match will be played by 10 pm on Saturday. We are getting set for the game. We will put in our best and pray to God to crown our efforts.”
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