By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Home Eagles captain, Chima Akas has said that the Super Eagles will give their all to ensure that they beat Egypt soundly in the first leg of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna on Friday, February 25.
Akas who is among the 19 players from the domestic league training ahead of the game said they know the Egyptians are very good and are desperate to qualify for the AFCON after missing out in the last three editions, but assured that Egypt will meet an equally desperate Super Eagles.
He said that all the players are aware of the importance of the game and are putting in everything to actualize their aim of winning in the two legs of the qualifiers. Akas also added that coach Samson Siasia has revealed some of the things he knows about the Egyptians to the team and that they are seriously working on them
The player who has been cleared to play for Enyimba FC of Aba after a protracted fight for his signature with Akwa United stated that all the home-based players in the Super Eagles camp are fighting very hard to meet the coaches' demand before the arrival of the foreign based players.
"Egypt must fall no matter how they try because we want to go to AFCON and do our country proud. The coaches have told us that they would give every player chance to play for Nigeria whether home or foreign based player," Akas stated.