Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia, has hinted that there would be no automatic shirt for any payer ahead the double header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first leg in Kaduna and the return leg in Alexandria.
Siasia said yesterday that players would sweat it out to represent the country on merit against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
“The two matches against Egypt will no doubt determine the likely winner of the 2017 AFCON automatic qualification ticket in Group G.
“So we need to take the two matches very seriously. The players must be ready to give over 100 percent commitment and readiness to beat Egypt.
“ I have sounded out some of the Super Eagles Europe based stars on what is needed to be done and I have told them that the two AFCON qualifying matches against are must win matches. I told them I need players that are willing and very ready physically and technically to outwit Egypt.
“The Super Eagles have quality players and that is why I am happy that those who were invited for the Egypt are the ones playing regularly for their clubs.
“So the issue of fitness has been solved in a way. But we will still measure their level of fitness and readiness whenever they breeze in into the country for the match”, he concluded.

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