By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Wimbledon FC and Nigeria-born striker striker, John Fashanu has expressed belief that Nigeria's hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations will not be ruined by the Super Eagles' disappointing 1-1 draw against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna Friday evening.
Oghenekaro Etebo scored Nigeria's goal in the 60th minute but AS Roma forward, Mohamed Salah beat an offside trap to score in the 91st minute to secure a draw for the Pharaohs.
While speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com on Nigeria's disappointing draw in Kaduna, Fashanu believes a win by Samson Siasia's team in Alexandria is a possibility.
"The frustration is understandable. Throwing away such a lead with just few minutes to the end of the game hurt, but let's be hopeful that they can get a win in Egypt.
"The Super Eagles generally played well, but could have scored more. Now the players know the importance of an away victory on Tuesday. I really hope they win it," Fashanu stresses.
Former Flying Eagles star, Tajudeen Disu also adds his voice to the Eagles' draw against Group G leader, Egypt, who now have seven points in three games.
"Before the game, I had always said that we should not be carried away by a goal or underrate the Egyptians. Obviously, the Super Eagles players believed they had won at the time they conceded that goal. This is a setback, but I know we will still make it," the former Abiola Babes defender told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Nigeria who have five points will travel on Monday for Tuesday's game in Alexandria.