The Pharaohs of Egypt will fly direct into Kaduna on Wednesday from
Cairo, two days before the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture
against Nigeria on Friday, March 25, according to a report by ThisDay.

The first of the two Group G fixtures between the Nigeria and Egypt will
take place at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sources revealed Monday that the
Egyptians have already informed the Glass House in Abuja that they will
be flying in aboard their national carrier, Egypt Air.

Egypt possesses European football stars like Mohamed Salah of AS Roma,
Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Trezeguet of Anderlecht, Ahmed Hassan
Kouka of Sporting Braga Portugal but Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia
believes his players have what it takes to defeat the Pharaohs on
Friday.

“Trust me, there will be no sentiment in selecting the team against
Egypt on Friday. We have about seven training sessions for every player
to show their readiness to play the game. I have invited them based on
their current form in their clubs, now is the time for them to show
Nigerians that what we see them do in Europe is real,” Siasia told
Completesportsnigeria.com

“I am thrilled by their various club performance and if they reproduce
such forms here in Nigeria colour, I see no reason why Egypt will not be
beaten soundly on Friday. The job demands total commitment from every
player and official and with God on our side, we shall triumph over the
two legs.”

“The response of players to camp, I must say was encouraging and it
gives me the confidence that we are going to have a very good game on
Friday. We don’t fear Egypt. In fact, they should fear us because we
won’t give them any breathing space in Kaduna and Alexandria,”

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