By Adeboye Amosu:
Egypt U-23 coach, Hossam El- Badry, has predicted a tough game against Nigeria in Wednesday's Group B fixture at the Africa U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The North Africans were held to a 1-1 draw by Algeria in their first game of the competition on Sunday.
Badry reckoned they must beat Samson Siasia's men to keep their hopes of reaching the last four alive.
"The Nigeria match will be tough as both teams have very skilled and talented players and because it is the second game of the competition,"he told the Egyptian Football Association official website.
"We need to win the game to keep our hopes of reaching the semi-final alive and also grab Rio ticket.
"We are working on the players' morale, setting motivations for them so that they can forget the Algeria game."
The top two teams in the group will qualify for the last four.