Siasia plots Egypt’s fall, affirms Musa as team captain
• Don’t bring arms to stadium, NFF warns fans
Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia and his assistants have mapped out the strategy that would nail the Pharaohs of Egypt tomorrow when they meet at the Ahmdau Bello Stadium, officials of the team have revealed.
Speaking through the team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, after yesterday evening’s training session, Coach Siasia expressed his delight at the level of commitment displayed by the players in training, saying that the Eagles were ready to demolish the Pharaohs tomorrow.
He affirmed that Ahmed Musa still remained the Eagles captain, adding, however, that all the players in camp are being treated as equals.
Although Siasia acknowledged that the Egyptians, who arrived in Kaduna yesterday, were a tough team, he said the Eagles were aware of the task ahead and would not rest on their oars until they secured victory in the qualifying series.
“The Eagles camp is alive now. All the invited Foreign-based players have displayed their commitment to the game in training and Siasia has assured that only the best players will earn shirts against the Egyptians,” Ibitoye said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appealed to spectators coming to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium tomorrow to ensure they do not have any weapon of any kind on them.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, made the appeal in Abuja as the NFF continued the countdown to the big match.
“We are specially appealing to our football fans not to come with any item that might be seen as a weapon, because security will be very tight on the day. We also appeal passionately to the fans to co-operate fully with the security agents to make for hitch –free entry into the venue.
“Similarly, we are appealing to the fans to come to the stadium wearing green and white colours. We want the venue proudly adorned in our national colours,” he said.