NFF Technical Committee Member Tips Super Eagles To Get Result Against Egypt

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

NFF Technical and Development Sub- Committee member, Aminu Balele Kurfi is confident that the Super Eagles can get a good result against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the Group D AFCON opener on Tuesday.

Nigeria and Egypt will square it out at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

Balele Kurfi believes the Augustine Eguavoen-led team can avoid defeat against Egypt in other to fight for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

“Egypt will be tough, but I don’t see them beating the Super Eagles. The worst-case scenario is we get a draw. Super Eagles must show the world that they have what it takes to win the AFCON 2021 by playing the Pharaoh's hands down and get a result..

“We know they have Mohammed Salah, but we also have some young and talented players like Sadiq Umar, Awoniyi, Ndidi and a host of others who can score goals that will give us victory. They should worry about how to stop our attackers. Eagles should make them realize that Salah alone cannot make a forest,”

The Katsina State Football Association Chairman said the team will be at home in Garoua.

Kurfi added: “the Eagles will be at home in Garoua because the place is inhabited mostly by Nigerians and we have been mobilizing our people in that country to come and give our team all the support required to qualify from the group as winners and remain there for the knock-out stage”

The match is slated for 5 pm Nigerian time on Tuesday.