By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Super Eagles caretaker coach, Samson Siasia has said that he would pick the team that will play Egypt on Friday in Kaduna based on club and training forms of the players, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
"Trust me, there will be no sentiment in selecting the team against Egypt on Friday. We have about seven training sessions for every player to show their readiness to play the game. I have invited them based on their current form in their clubs, now is the time for them to show Nigerians that what we see them do in Europe is real," Siasia told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"I am thrilled by their various club performance and if they reproduce such forms here in Nigeria colour, I see no reason why Egypt will not be beaten soundly on Friday. The job demands total commitment from every player and official and with God on our side, we shall triumph over the two legs."
Siasia revealed that he would hold meeting with the 24 players and officials in camp after dinner on Monday to let them know his philosophy and tactics for the match. adding that any player who misses the meeting without reasons may have ruled himself out of the game because they all have enough time to meet the deadline. "Though I expect a couple or three of the players to join Tuesday morning "
"The response of players to camp, I must say was encouraging and it gives me the confidence that we are going to have a very good game on Friday. We don't fear Egypt. In fact, they should fear us because we won't give them any breathing space in Kaduna and Alexandria," Siasia stated.