Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has singled out Mohamed Salah as Egypt’s top star as the countdown continues to next month’s double header ...
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has singled out Mohamed Salah as Egypt’s top star as the countdown continues to next month’s double header against the seven-time African champions.
Oliseh disclosed his observation about the Pharaohs after he watched some Egypt match tapes.
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“I have watched some tapes of Egypt. They are a result-oriented team who foul a lot in defence and midfield and depend on the speed of (Mohamed) Salah,” he said.“But we’re Nigeria, we’re playing at home and we have our own stars.
“I saw the league match between Kano Pillars and Rangers and saw the capacity fans. If the Kaduna fans can be like that, they will be the 12th man to cheer the Eagles to victory. I’m optimistic.”
Egypt lead the qualifying group for the 2017 AFCON with six points from two matches, two points ahead of Nigeria with only the group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to the final tournament in Gabon.
Nigeria host the Pharaohs on Friday, March 25 in Kaduna with the return match in Egypt two days later.