Nigeria’s Super Eagles landed in Kaduna, venue of the crucial Friday’s first leg Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Egypt, yesterday
No fewer than 20 invited players plying their trade both at home and abroad as well as officials that were part the team’s morning intensive training session moved from Bolton White Apartment located around Wuse zone 7 straight to Kaduna where they will fine-tune their tactics against tough-talking Egyptians.
Before heading to their camp in Kaduna by road at noon, Chelsea Midfielder Mikel Obi who dazzled alongside Watford sensation Odion Ighalo, CSKA Moskow striker Aaron Samuel, home-based Oghenekaro Etebo among others told Nigerian Pilot Sports that nothing would stop his teammates from earning a deserved victory against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
According to him; “We want to win and progress to the Nation Cup next year. This is my job, I do it every day. We have to go in and play together to get what we want. We have to be cautious and tactical.
“I think with the new regime led by Samson Siasia who I have worked with before, we will do well. I look forward to making Nigerians proud.”
“It’s always difficult to play back home. Outside there, you play for over an hour and you still have strength but it’s difficult because of the weather condition.”
On his part, Captain Ahmed Musa assured of their preparedness to take all three points when they confront Egyptians who were due to jet into Nigeria yesterday.