Nigeria looking for revenge
Nigeria arrived in the UAE confident and certainly looking different than the team that could not make the ANC earlier on this year.
After being unable to beat Nigeria for 47 straight years Egypt pummeled her 3-1 on her way to claim her 7th ANC crown the last time the two met. While it is something Nigeria has not forgotten the million Naira question remains – “What now will she do about it in Doha ?”
Under Siasia the Eagles looked like a high maintnance sports car sputtering with bad fuel. Under Keshi with the infusion of at least a score of local players from the NPL they have grown back some of their initial swagger and have yet to be beaten.
Though they will face a slightly depleted Egyptian team who will be missing Shikabala for disciplinary reasons as well as Zaki who is now out with an ear infection Nigeria would be daft to take Coach Bradley’s current experiment lightly.
It’s a mistake few doubt they will make as both Keshi and Amokachi seem to have their team playing humble, spry and with full confidence. Still in the US as of the time of this report for a two week rest and recuperation trip, Coach Keshi mirrored the look of his new team telling SuperSport “We will not blink and give it our best ”.
So too say’s Wolves minder and new Nigeria Captian Agbim who bristles with confidence in regards to the domestic Eagles he has been picked to lead. He added “ We are quite capable of pulling off the upset and we will”.
Either way it looks like we have the making of a real thriller on hand and at the speed at which tickets are being sold it seems nobody wants to miss it.