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Amuneke Admits Egypt Clash Will Be Tough

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emanuel Amuneke, Super Eagles Assistant coach, has predicted a ‘tough’ match for the Eagles in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations reverse fixture against Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday.
Eagles failed to beat Pharaohs in Kaduna last Friday following Roma winger Mohamed Salah’s last-gasp equaliser in a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Aumeneke said that from his experience with Zamalek, Egyptians will be strongly backed by their fans in Alexandria.
“From experience, Egyptians are very passionate about football and I’m not surprised the game will be played in Alexandria in order to guarantee maximum support,” Amuneke told
“The game on Tuesday would be different from last Friday’s where we unfortunately conceded a late goal. It’s going to be tougher. We would have to apply a lot of wisdom and cannot afford some of the mistakes we made in Kaduna. I wouldn’t subscribe to the notion that we were tactically naive against Egypt in Kaduna because that was a match we would have won with some luck,” he added.
Egypt will play Super Eagles on Tuesday with only one victory separating it from earning the long-awaited qualification for Gabon after missing the last three editions of the competition.