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Siasia Still Optimistic Of Upstaging Egypt

Posted: Mar 27, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Samson Siasia, Super Eagles Interim Coach, is still optimistic of upstaging Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers despite the 1-1 game played in Kaduna on Friday.
The reverse fixture is in Alexandria on Tuesday with Super Eagles needing a win to leapfrog Egypt.
After the 1-1 draw in Kaduna, Siasia expressed his optimism thus, “we’ve not thrown in the towel yet and we are going to Alexandria to beat Egypt and go top of the group.”
He blamed the players for conceding a late equalizer, saying, “the players should blame themselves” for failing to beat Egypt.
“The players should blame themselves for the result. They wasted the chance to win the game and totally lost their focus in the final minutes despite my warnings,” he said.
The coach added: “You don’t leave a dangerous player like Salah alone.
“I blame the defenders for their play. You don’t lose concentration in the dying seconds of the game.”
The two teams will meet again on Tuesday in the return fixture in Alexandria and Siasia is not giving up hope of qualifying for Gabon 2017.