How Eagles can beat Pharaohs in Kaduna, by Adepoju



Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju, has advised interim coach, Samson Siasia and his assistants to put sentiments aside while selecting players for the doubleheader 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

“We need players who can over run the Egyptians on the pitch,” Adepoju told The Guardian. “The first leg of the game in Kaduna is very crucial. I know that Nigeria has the players that can do the job, but my advise is that only the best should be selected,’’ he said.

Adepoju who is also a member of the NFF technical committee, stated that beating the Egyptians with plenty goals in the first leg would dampen the morale of the North Africans.

“That will also boost the confidence of the Super Eagles going for the second leg in Alexandra, Egypt,” he added.

According to him, the Pharaohs is a highly technical side and usually played with determination whenever they are chasing tickets for major competitions.

“The Egyptians always deploy all sorts of antics whenever they are on the pitch. They don’t have respect for anybody whether they are playing at home or away.

I am sure they will be coming to Kaduna to play their usual antics and our coaches and players must be very careful with them,” he said.

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