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NFF President Tips Mikel, Iwobi, Iwobi To Star Against Egypt

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Amaju Pinnick, thePresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has encouraged English Premier League trio of Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Obi Mikel to lead the Super Eagles to victory in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match this Friday in Kaduna against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Pinnick eulogised Iwobi over his last two showings against Barcelona and Everton where he scored his first goal in the Premier League.
“Our boys are in the best form for the Egypt game, and if they reproduce such form in Kaduna on Friday, goals will rain against the visitors,” Pinnick said.
“Already, some of the players have called to reassure us that they would show no mercy against Egypt and I believe them. We are not taking any chances against the Pharaohs.
“With the form of Iwobi , Mikel, Odion and other players in England and other leagues of Europe, Egypt know they are in real trouble and will not escape defeat in Kaduna. What we are praying for is that our foreign based players give the game their best and win the first leg before going for the final kill in the second leg duel,” Pinnick pointed out.
Egypt tops of the group with six points, while Nigeria is second with four points.