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Siasia bullish of Nigeria’s AFCON chances

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has said he still believes his team can win in Egypt today to get their AFCON 2017 campaign back on track…

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has said he still believes his team can win in Egypt today to get their AFCON 2017 campaign back on track after they were forced to a 1-1 draw at home in the first game.
Nigeria have their backs against the wall even more after Chad pulled out of the AFCON qualifiers citing financial constraints as only one team could only qualify for Gabon 2017 from this three-team group with Egypt in pole position two points clear at the top of the standings.
“We can still make the difference in Egypt,” said a confident Samson Siasia, who has been appointed in temporary charge of the Super Eagles last month after the shock resignation of Sunday Oliseh.
“We have to encourage the boys so that they could play for Nigeria.”
Turkey-based forward Umar Aminu made his full international debut for the Eagles as a second half substitute and he said Egypt were lucky to get a draw in Kaduna.
“We’re going to Egypt to win. They were lucky to get an equaliser (in the first match), but we have learnt from this experience,” he said.
The Eagles departed Abuja yesterday morning for Alexandria on a chartered flight.

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