AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Ready For Egypt – Siasia
Super Eagles Interim Coach, Samson Siasia, says there is no room for complacency in Alexandria.
Siasia’s statement is coming as the Eagles get set to take on the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday evening in a battle of supremacy in group G of the 2017 AFCON qualifier.
He insisted that this is the time the team must break the jinx of never defeating the Egyptians since 1990.
The coach added that all players are aware of this fact, stressing that whoever gets to play must fight very hard for the country.
The game has been scheduled for 5.35PM Nigerian time.
The Egyptians forced the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw first leg of the AFCON qualifier, which was played before a massive crowd of supporters inside the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria.
Following Chad’s withdrawal from the race, Egypt top the group with four points, with Nigeria second on two points and Tanzania on one point.
The Eagles go into the Alexandria game in dire need of a win to give them a boost for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ticket.
Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has been ruled out of the match due to illness.