‘We are here to play Egypt not just Salah’ – Team official insists Eagles not obsessed with Liverpool star:: All Nigeria Soccer
‘We are here to play Egypt not just Salah’ – Team official insists Eagles not obsessed with Liverpool star
Super Eagles Media Officer Babafemi Raji reckons that the three-time African champions are the favorites to top Group D of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Egypt.
The Nigerians are going to be facing one of the most in-form strikers on the planet in Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, who was recently named among the three finalists of The Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
Raji revealed that the Super Eagles are not obsessed with the threat of Salah as the Pharaohs have other brilliant players in their ranks.
Nigeria’s attack is a huge concern ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations with their top three players in the pecking order of center forwards – Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Paul Onuachu – ruled out of the tournament.
Speaking to Mehwar TV Channel via FilgoaL, Raji said : “We very much respect the Egyptian team and know the capabilities of Mohamed Salah. Our team has great potential and we know how to stop the strengths of the Pharaohs.
“We are here to play against the entire Egyptian national team, not just against Mohamed Salah.
“It is certain that Nigeria is the first candidate to qualify from its group, and we do not care who will qualify with us, and we respect everyone”.
Nigeria will lock horns with Egypt at Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Tuesday, January 11, starting from 1700 hours.
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