Some of the players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles have declared that the change of guards in the technical crew of the team would not affect the confidence and readiness of the players as Nigeria tackle Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches coming up later this month.
Watford of England player, Odion Ighalo, said that he had seen the 42-man squad Interim Chief Coach, Samson Siasia, called up for the two legged qualifiers and came to the conclusion that the Eagles have more than what it takes to win the matches which will be played in Kaduna on 25 March and Cairo on 29 March.
“It will be a tough game. We need hard work to win this match. Egypt are a good side, but we’ll approach the matches with confidence. I have seen the list and I believe we have what it takes to win the games,” he said.
According to Godfrey Oboabona, Nigerian international footballer who plays for Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor, the ties will be a do-or-die affair.
“We know the importance of these matches that we must first secure three points at home and even go to Cairo to shock our opponents. I want to assure Nigerians that we will make the country proud,” the former Sunshine Stars of Akure player said.
Striker Aaron Samuel Olanare, who plies his trade with Russian Premier League side, PFC CSKA Moscow, was excited about the call up from Siasia, saying that he is ready to add value to the team.
While promising to do his best in the camp and if he is picked to play against Egypt, the 21-year-old set a goals target against the Pharaohs, predicting goals in both legs of the fixtures.