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We’re Targeting Six Points Against Egypt, Boasts Siasia

Posted: Mar 4, 2016 at 5:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Samson Siasia, Super Eagles Head Coach, is targeting the six points against Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier later this month.
has said his target is to beat Egypt both home and away in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers later this month to guarantee the country’s qualification to the final tournament in Gabon.

“I have absolute faith in the players. Nigeria is blessed with so many talented footballers across the world and I know that those we have invited for this match will give everything for the six points in both matches,” said Siasia after he released a 42-man squad for the qualifiers.

“Personally, I will give everything that I have to offer for us to win both matches.”

He added: “I want to passionately appeal to Nigerians, everybody, to show belief in the team and give us total support.

“It will not be easy, but if we stick together and present a united force to fight this battle, I believe we will triumph.”

The former Nigeria striker, who was in the same position between December 2010 and October 2011, assured that only the best players who “showed ability to run and decimate the opposition” will be given opportunity in both matches.

The 22 home-based players are expected to hit camp at the Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on Sunday, March 6, before the overseas-based pros arrive as from Sunday, March 20.