Egypt assistant coach Mahmoud Fayez has fired a warning shot at Nigeria ahead of their 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers l...
Egypt assistant coach Mahmoud Fayez has fired a warning shot at Nigeria ahead of their 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers later this month.
The Pharaohs of Egypt are looking to end their six-year absence from the AFCON finals by finishing top of Group C ahead of Nigeria, Chad and Tanzania.
Fayez indicated that the Super Eagles of Nigeria were an open book to them - before adding that they have come up with a plan to overcome the West African giants.
"We know everything about Nigeria, we have been studying them. They are a very good side but we have our plans in place to beat them,” Fayez
Nigeria are scheduled to host seven-time African champions Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the City of Kaduna on Friday, 25th March 2016.
“We think we are a capable of going to Kaduna and not just winning but also shutting them out totally. We simply cant afford to let them score and they wont, as we know what to do when we get there,” he told SuperSport.com.
“The national team needs all the support from our fans to make this possible,” Fayez concluded.
Egypt are placed at the top of Group C having won their first two games, while second-placed Nigeria are two points behind the Pharaohs.
The return leg will be played at the Borg El Arab Stadium in the City of Alexandria - the second largest City in Egypt on Tuesday, 29th March 2016.