Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu
Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu has expressed grave doubts over the ability of Dream Team V to defeat Algeria in today's Group A last day match in Marrakech.
After two defeats to hosts, Morocco and Senegal at the maiden CAF Under-23 Championship in Morocco, the nation's pallbearers will chance a last shot at the London 2012 Olympic Games ticket by going for convincing win over the North African.
Chukwu told SuperSport.com that aside the mathematical permutation going on in the land at the moment, he was not sure if coach, Austin Eguaveon's wards were capable of raising the bar against the Algerians.
"It's very sad we have got to the stage of permutation, however, we must win against Algeria and wait for the outcome of the encounter between Morocco and Senegal.
"I still believe we have chance but the question remains can we beat the Algerians.
"The way we played against Morocco and Senegal showed that we don't have chance of qualification.
"Let me not act like a die-hard pessimist, let me believe that we'll win convincingly hoping that Morocco will whip Senegal."
The former Green Eagles captain said the loss to Senegal was unacceptable.
"Nobody saw it coming that we'll find ourselves in this messy situation, it's simply unpleasant.
"I can stomach our defeat to Morocco being the hosts and crowd behind them but I never believe we would lose to Senegal. I still doubt whether they can win against Algeria," he said.
Nigeria lie bottom of pool A but could surprise a second finish with at least two un-replied goals against Algeria and Senegal caving in to Morocco with the same goal margin.