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Nigeria Will Be Missed In Gabon- Cuper

Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu, LAGOS

Hector Cuper, Pharaohs of Egypt coach, has said it was still unthinkable that a good side like Nigeria would be missing in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Speaking to Egyptian media on the back of his side’s famous triumph over the Super Eagles of Nigeria, which sealed the Pharaohs’ place in next year’s event, Cuper said the Nigerian side would have brought the beautiful aspect of the game to the championship.

“We all will miss Nigeria at the Cup of Nations in Gabon; the Nigerian team is a good one that deserves to be at the championship. Unfortunately for them, they met my players, who have so much missed the championship and were desirous of a result against them. To me, Nigeria will be a big miss at during the championship because of the kind of football they play,” he said.

The coach also spoke on his plans for the formality game against Tanzania in Dar es Salam, saying his approach will be the same.

“We are approaching the game with the same vigor and strength despite that we are all but qualified for the championship.

“Maybe we will test new players that will help our course for the competition proper. I will use this opportunity to thank the players for rising up to the occasion against a good side like Nigeria. It was a victory for Egyptian football,” he said.