By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju is confident that the Super Eagles can get a win against Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday.
The Eagles need an outright win against the Pharaohs to stand a chance of qualifying for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
In the reverse leg which was played on Friday in Kaduna, a late Mohamed Salah goal earned Egypt a 1-1 draw.
Adepoju told Completesportsnigeria.com that the unpredictability of football could favour the Eagles.
"It is a very tight and difficult situation in which the Eagles find themselves. But I believe we can still scale through because in football anything can happen.
"I just hope the players have the belief to go there and play well," Adepoju told Completesportsnigeria.com.
The former Real Sociedad player, however, warned that the Eagles must maintain a high level of focus.
He also urged them to try and convert goal scoring opportunities that come their way.
Adepoju added: "Their concentration level has to be high because that one of their undoing on Friday.
"They should try everything possible to make sure every opportunity that they get are converted.
"In the first leg, they had chances which would have sealed the win unfortunately they could only score one. So in Tuesday's game, I expect them to try as much as possible to convert the chances that they get."Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN