Eagles Capable Of Overcoming Egypt – Oliseh


Coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed confidence that his team would overrun Egypt when they clash in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations game. He said the Egyptians had lost the quality that saw them dominate Africa in 2012. He however said the team needs to concentrate on the game to ensure they get the desired result. A win would be a welcome result as the Egyptians are two points above the Eagles in Group G.

“The Egyptian team is far from the one of four years ago. So our chances are bright.

“We just need to concentrate and try to win for Nigeria,” he said.

The first leg of the encounter is slated for 23 March in Kaduna but has been moved to 26th. Oliseh believes the shift would favour the Eagles as they would be have more time to prepare for the game. However, the Egyptian Football Association has claimed it has not been notified of the postponement by the Confederation of African Football.

“No official letters have been received yet regarding the Nigeria-Egypt game’s rescheduling and we’ll announce when we get confirmation,” EFA board member Ehab Lehitah told efa.com.eg.

“Egypt will start a training camp ahead of the qualifiers on February 23, four days before they play Burkina Faso in a friendly in Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria.”

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