By Adeboye Amosu:
Egypt coach Hector Cuper says his side will go for a win in the first leg of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday in Kaduna, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Pharoahs who won their opening two games in the qualifying series against minnows Chad and Tanzania will face their first real test when they come up against the Super Eagles at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
But the Argentine is confident his side have what is takes to secure maximum points against the West Africans.
“The Ghana debacle will not be repeated, and we can beat the Nigerian national team,” the former Inter Milan manager said during his interaction with the media on Sunday in Cairo.
“So, I promise we will give everything in this match, but I cannot promise a win outright.”
The return fixture will be played on Tuesday, March 29 in Alexandria.
Egypt top Group G of the AFCON qualifiers with six points, two more than Nigeria who sit in second place with four points.