Nigeria vow to beat Egypt in Kaduna

Nigeria vow to beat Egypt in Kaduna
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Published March 4th, 2016 - 21:18 GMT via

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Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia, yesterday revealed that he has re ceived full assurance from the key players of the Super Eagles of their readiness to ensure that the Pharaoh's of Egypt are beaten convincingly when they clash on March 25 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

Siasia, while unveiling the list of 42 players invited to camp ahead of the double header AFCON 2017 qualifying match, noted that the players assurances have spurred him to more action, insisting that nothing would stop the Super Eagles from defeating the Egyptians in Kaduna.

He noted that with such assurances from players like John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho, the technical crew is full of confidence that the Egyptians will be beaten very well in Kaduna.

The former Super Eagles striker also disclosed that the NFF has helped him to acquire about six video tapes of the past games of the Pharaohs, which he is currently studying, adding that the tapes would guide him in mapping out his strategies to beat them in Kaduna. One good thing here is that I have received the full backing of the players. I spoke with most of them and they have assured me of their readiness to die on the pitch to ensure that they beat Egypt in Kaduna. I and the technical director have agreed that these are the list of players we would use to prosecute the two games."

I carefully selected them and I want to make sure that I know them very well. It is going to take me only three days to train the players before we play Egypt in Kaduna, so there is no much time.

"I have picked about six video tapes of the Egyptians, we have to watch them carefully and look at their pattern of play and we translate that on how will play them. That is the only way we can overcome them. I have found out that about six of their players played with us in Senegal. We are playing at home and we must make sure that we win at home, no matter what it takes us. We have spoken to the likes of Mikel, Moses, Odion, Iheanacho and others; they are all ready to play. They told me "coach we are coming to do it and play for you", which is a good assurance, so we want to go out there with a positive mind to make sure that we put smiles on the faces of Nigerians. I am going to give over a 100% of my time to make sure that we win those two games. I am full of confidence, as long as the boys play to instruction, we do not have anything to worry about", he assured.

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