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Eagles travel to Egypt for must-win clash

Super Eagles yesterday left the shores of Nigeria for Alexandria where they’ll face group G leaders Egypt in a vital clash in the race for…

Super Eagles yesterday left the shores of Nigeria for Alexandria where they’ll face group G leaders Egypt in a vital clash in the race for next year’s African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
A 1-1 draw was played out at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna last Friday; Eagles were leading via Oghenekaro Etebo’s goal until very late when Mohamed Salah pounced on a ball behind the Nigeria backline after defender Godfrey Oboabona had fallen on the pitch to gift Pharaohs a point.
Meanwhile, Eagles manager Samson Siasia and skipper John Obi Mikel are confident ahead of Tuesday’s game in Alexandria.
“We will turn the table in Alexandria. Of course, we can,” said a defiant Siasia after the home draw. We have been in this situation before, so why can’t we (win in Alexandria)?”
“We have to move forward after the last game. Moving forward is that we have to get ourselves together and try to go to Egypt and win. This is a game of football when anything can happen. So we will go out there and try and win in Egypt.
“If we don’t win, that means we are out. We will try our best to go and win there. Everything is possible.” Siasia said.
Mikel reechoed what his manager uttered by also adding that he sees nothing but victory for Nigeria if the team can play well as done in Kaduna but this time taking their chances.
“I am very optimistic like the coach (Samson Siasia) that with the way we played in Kaduna we have a very good chance of getting a win in Egypt,” Mikel assured.
 

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