Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia wishes the Ahmadu Bello Kaduna Stadium pitch brings his side good luck when they face the Pharaohs of Egypt in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on the 25th of March,Completesportsnigeria.
Siaisia who has been satisfied with the level of preparations so far with the team discloses that he is happy with the level of information he has gathered about Egypt and will be banking on his players to play to instructions and offer 120% on match day.
“Nigerians can’t be afraid of Egypt playing at home, though they are a good team. I have started analysing the tapes we got from the games they have played to see where we can exploit and defend properly,” Siasia Siasia states via the Youtube channel of the Nigerian Football Federation.
“We just have to continue the way we have started and I told the home based players that anybody can play because the heat on the day will be too much for the players coming from Europe.”
“Whoever is going to play, we expect him to give 120%. We won’t be biased so that Nigerians won’t be disappointed by what we have done.”
Siasia is also impressed by the condition of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium pitch, which he prays should bring his team good luck against the Egyptians.
“From what I have seen, they (the stadium facilities ) have improved. We can play on the pitch and hopefully, we have luck to win. In life we need a bit of luck to scale through. We are happy it rained today. We have to win rain or no rain," Siasia enthuses.
Siasia who axed the trio of Segun Oduduwa, Stanley Dimgba and Usman Mohammed from the team also explains why he opted for that decision.
“These boys did well at the U-23 level and I felt they will be of good addition to the Super Eagles if they are drafted in, but for one week, these boys did not report to camp. So, I decided to drop them. If they behave well, they could come in again. Everybody has to be on point.”
He was also satisfied with the level of preparation of his team ahead of the game.
“Yes, the Nigerian Football Federation have been doing great in terms of preparations unlike last time when we did not have the right information. We all have our departments and must functions well.”