African champions Nigeria will take on Oceanian minnows Tahiti in the Confederations Cup Group B game in Belo Horizonte on Monday. Spain and Uruguay are the other two teams in their group.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST, with BBC Three providing live coverage in the UK.


Nigeria qualified for the tournament after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in February, beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the finals. Tahiti, on the other hand, triumphed at the Oceania Football Confederation back in September to book their place in the competition. They defeated New Caledonia 1-0 in the final.


The Super Eagles enter this match as overwhelming favourites against the southern Pacific island-nation ranked 138 in the world. However, with the Africans troubled by injuries to key players and also the dispute between players and the football federation, Tahiti will hope to get something out of this game.

This is Nigeria's second appearance in this competition. They featured in the original version - the King Fahd Cup - back in 1995 and remain unbeaten in this tournament.

Form Guide


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W L L W
    • Last Result: New Caledonia 1 - 0 Tahiti


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W D D W
    • Last Result: Namibia 1 - 1 Nigeria

Team News

Tahiti: Centre-back Nicollas Vallar is struggling from an ankle injury and will have a late fitness test.

Probable Line-up: (5-4-1) Roche; Simon, Ludivion, Caroine, Faatiarau, Vero; Bourebare, Tehau, Chong-Hue, Vahirua; Tehau

Nigeria: Forwards Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Kalu Uche were already ruled out of the tournament due to injuries, while midfielder Ogenyi Onazi remains a major doubt for the group stage matches.

Probable Line-up: (4-3-3) Enyeama; Ambrose, Omeruo, Oboabona, Echiejile; Mba, Mikel, Ogude; Musa, Ideye, Oduamadi