Egypt Coach Talks Tough Ahead Of Super Eagles Clash

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz has opened up on Tuesday's clash with the Super Eagles.

The Portuguese tactician is all out to guide his team to victory over Nigeria in Garoua.

He hailed the Super Eagles as one of the strongest teams in the competition, and he is delighted to square up against them.

“It’s a great pleasure to face Nigeria in the opening game. We want to face the strongest teams in the tournament,” Queiroz said in his pre-match press conference.

“Nigeria is a very strong team, but we have no objections. It’s always good to compete against football giants.

“We have a lot of players that are competing among themselves for a starting position, and that’s great because we came here to play seven games.

“Our ambition is very simple. Win all the matches,” the Portuguese coach concluded.

This is the ninth meeting between Nigeria and Egypt, both teams have won in three occasion while the other two ended in a draw.