Burkina Faso have vowed to put up the fight of their lives when they tackle the Super Eagles in their Group C opener Monday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Paired in a group that also includes Zambia and Ethiopia, the Stallions of Burkina Faso find themselves in a tough situation to progress from the first round stage of the 16-nation tournament.
The west African side had a new conference yesterday and their French-born coach, Paul Put, used the forum to set their priorities at the tourney, stating that they were in South Africa to compete amongst the top teams on the continent.
"We will fight the fight of our lives against Nigeria. We are here to compete and every game, for us, will be a fight", said Put.
He said that he was not going to be deceived by talks on Nigeria coming to the tournament with inexperienced players or young players, stating that "the name Nigeria is big and for us, we have to give them a big fight. We will do everything to win the first game".