Siasia gets information on Egypt, as 11 home-based Eagles battle for shirts

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The Eagles coach has received the tapes of the past matches of the Egyptian team and other vital secret information on how to win the AFCON qualifier in Kaduna.
Super Eagles’ interim coach, Samson Siasia, has been getting tips on how to scuttle the Gabon 2017 ambition of Egypt when Nigeria lock horns with the Pharaohs in the back-to-back African Nations Cup qualifiers next week.

Speaking through the Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, Siasia said yesterday that the coaches needed to study the weaknesses and strengths of the Egyptians, explaining that it would be dangerous for Nigeria to confront the tactically disciplined Pharaohs without sourcing for vital information on their style of play and the calibre of players that will feature in the matches

Ibitoye said the Eagles are not worried by the caliber of players listed by the Egyptian coach, Hector Cuper, for the matches, adding that Siasia is working to assemble a formidable squad that would win the games.

He added that the 11 home-based players currently in camp were poised to contest for starting shirts with their foreign counterparts, just as he revealed, “the Eagles coach has received the tapes of the past matches of the Egyptian team and other vital secret information on how to win the AFCON qualifier in Kaduna.”
The foreign-based players are expected to join the Eagles’ camp this weekend.



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  • Chigozie Ogbonna

    Do we even have sports psychologists in Nigeria?? How can you practice in Abuja, but play the match in Kaduna?

    In Sports, there is something called “home field advantage.” And it has been scientifically proven that Teams competing at ‘home’ tend to win slightly more than 70 percent of the time, because of many anomalous quirks, such as the home teams’ familiarity with their turf, etc.

    Here in America, teams go to great lengths to get the opportunity to play at “home.” Home field is not just America. Home field is their turf, their stadium, in the same city, near their camp. When you train in Abuja, but play in Kaduna, you are not playing at ‘home.’ You have basically denied yourself home field advantage.

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