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Nigeria’s Super Eagles scheme to soar over Egypt’s Pharaoh on Tuesday

Nigeria’s Super Eagles scheme to soar over Egypt’s Pharaoh on Tuesday

Group D of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 kick-off with a fierce battle when Nigeria Super Eagles lock horns with record champions Egypt on Tuesday 11 January 2022 in Garoua.

Match Card

Date: January 11, 2022

Time: 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT)

Stadium: Romde Adjia, Garoua

Group: D

Match: Nigeria – Egypt

Nigeria starts the campaign on high spirits, given the desire of the Super Eagles to return to the continental coronation stage and win the fourth title in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations.

They start with a tough battle against their rivals the Pharaohs, but Super Eagles are keen on winning the title they last celebrated in 2013.

Expectations

Eagles’ coach, Augustine Eguavoen said: “The organization is excellent, and I thank Cameroon for that. We have no worries. We respect Egypt, but Nigeria is a great team, and we didn’t come here to lose. I’m not looking for personal glory, but the most important thing I’m looking for is an achievement for Nigeria.”

Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa said: “This is the last Africa Cup of Nations for me, and I thank God for all that I have achieved. We have a good team, and we are going to compete for the title with whatever it takes. Whenever I play for the national team, I do my best because it is a great honor, especially to be the captain.

The Pharaohs, on the other hand, hope to start their campaign with victory over tough Super Eagles, which will enhance their chances and boast their morale.

Egypt seeks an eighth continental title, more than 10 years since they achieved a historic Africa Cup of Nations treble from 2006 to 2010.

Egypt’s expectations

Egypt’s coach, Carlos Queiroz said: “We are ready and eagerly waiting for the start of the journey. Everyone is ready to give their best. We will face a team that has many great players, but we are ready and we will face them with full force.”

Egypt’s captain, Mohamed Salah said: “All teams have top players and have the opportunity to compete. Tomorrow we will do everything we can to win because we have a good team and great players. We are in the stage of building a new generation, however, we have reached the play-offs in the World Cup qualifiers, and now we will compete for the Africa Cup of Nations. I have never won a title with the national team and I hope this will be the first. We have a great coach and a great team so we will give our all.”

 

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