Egypt only looking for win against Nigeria, says coach Cuper

Published March 28th, 2016 - 03:02 GMT
Hector Cuper
Hector Cuper

Egypt coach Hector Cuper said on Sunday that the Pharaohs would adopt an attacking strategy when they take on Nigeria on Tuesday in a crucial African Nations Cup qualifier in Alexandria on 

The record seven-time African champions were cautious in Friday's clash in Kaduna which saw them score in stoppage time to share honours in a 1-1 draw.

"We will have an attacking approach in Alexandria," Cuper told a TV program on Sunday.

"We will try to create more goal scoring opportunities and to be better than Friday's game, as we are only looking only for a win."

Cuper also said the fan presence would be a great asset to his side after security officials agreed to allow up to 40,000 supporters to attend the match at Alexandria's army-owned Borg El-Arab Stadium.

"The presence of the fans will give us an edge. It will be different in Alexandria [than in Kaduna]," the Argentinean boss added. 

The former Inter Milan and Valencia coach is also not concerned by the withdrawal of Chad.

Chad's results will be anulled after they withdrew due to "financial difficulties". Leaders Egypt now have four points, two ahead of Nigeria and three clear of Tanzania. 

"We are only focusing on Nigeria's game. That is more important for us," Cuper said.

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