Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We’ll make up in Egypt — Siasia

siasia40543Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has said he still

believes his team can win in Egypt tonight to get

their AF CON 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 now

qualify for Gabon 2017

from this three-team

group with Egypt in pole

position having two points

clear at the top of the


“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 Monday morning for

Alexandria on a chartered flight.

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