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Pharaohs will be ruthless against Eagles, says Cuper





Beat Burkina Faso 2-0

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has expressed concerns over his team’s finishing ahead of next month’s crunch AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Nigeria.

Egypt easily saw off a home-based Burkina Faso side 2-0 on Saturday night in Alexandria as part of their build-up for the matches against Nigeria on March 25 and 29.

However, Argentine coach Cuper said after the warm-up game, he expected his team to be more ruthless in front of goal.

“We need to improve our final touch and to depend more on the wings,” Cuper said.

“The most important thing was reaching the opponent’s penalty box and that happened today but we missed a lot of chances. Generally we gave a good performance.

“We will need to work to solve some problems and fix these mistakes; that’s why the friendly games are so important to us.”

Egypt lead their AFCON qualifying group with six points from two matches, while Nigeria are two points behind.

Tanzania and Chad are the other teams in this group with only the group winners advancing automatically to Gabon 2017.

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