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Siasia Set To Start Moses, Bench Iheanacho Vs Egypt In Alexandria

By Adeboye Amosu:

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Nigeria caretaker coach, Samson Siasia, will reshuffle his starting eleven in Tuesday’s crucial return leg fixture against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the North Africans in the first leg of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday.
Siasia handed left-back Stanley Amuzie his debut, overlooking the more experienced Elderson Echiejile, while youngster Kelechi Iheanacho made his first start in the game.
Both struggled to make an impact in the game and while the former spent the entire 90 minutes on the pitch, Iheanacho was substituted by Aminu Umar in the second half.
Although Manchester City starlet Iheanacho had a hand in Nigeria’s goal when his shot rebounded for Oghenekaro Etebo to steer in, his overall performance was not satisfactory, Completesportsnigeria.com was told.
A reliable source within the team told Completesportsnigeria.com that the coach is already considering starting some of his experienced and well established stars for the must-win clash in Alexandria.
“Some of the boys failed to live up to expectations in the first leg and the coach is seriously thinking about making changes in the second leg,” the source informed Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Victor Moses and Aminu Umar who did well when they came on as substitutes have put themselves in good position to start the game.
“Don’t forget Ogenyi Onazi who was suspended for the first game will be available again which is a big plus for us.
“There will also be some changes in the defence as we need to keep things tight this time around as we expect the Egyptians to be more attack-minded at home.
The Super Eagles who trail Egypt by two points must win the game in Alexandria to boost their chances of making it to Gabon 2017.

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5 Comments

  1. eagles will beat Pharaohs in Egypt, no doubt about. We should be thankful to the guys and selection made by the coaches. It s not an easy task,Olise has already put on rope before he left. Pinick wants to destroy Naija Football with his dirty politics. Egypt 2 vs3 Nig. Start Echiejile, Onaji, Victor Moses,Igalo, Obi,Iwobi,Fernad. Up Eagles

  2. Siasia should take a drastic changes. This is no time to look face. Egypt is the only obstacle before us. We need to top the group so as not to place our destiny in another calculation. Siasia and Amuneke has tried for Eagles and they will do very well if they have enough time with the boys. I will advice NFF to give them the Eagle’s job.

  3. Reply Post By Bishop Joseph Obiagunwa Okpara

    I can’t add anything that can be more truth than what Ofebe Donatus had said. Victor Moses most start the match in Egypt. Eagles must never loss focus because this is a 90 minutes game and you cannot relaxed until the final whistle from the referee. United we stand so I will thank Musa for his actions by giving to Mikel his due respect. When I spoke my feelings about the treatment Olise gave to Vincent Onyeama some had taught that I had anything against Olise. All Olise actions then do not make senses at all. Meanwhile, FIFA has changed and Nigerian NFF must change too. They are many crooked inside that office and the recycling of NFF officers must stop. We Nigerians must make this to happen. I rest my case for now until after all qualifying matches are completed Because now they trying to hiring a red coach for the Eagles and what statistics informed them that those coaches they are going for are better than our own sons and daughters in the same professions.

  4. Reply Post By Akindele Idowu

    Although Nigeria could not win Egypt last Friday but people that really understand what a team entails whether perfectly or imperfectly displayed would agree with me that we have a team. The youthfulness, ball joggling, stamina, coupled with some of them having exceptional skills kept us ahead of them in terms of ball possession. A team that has these attributes shows other teams that everywhere is home the reason Egypt forced a draw meaning we could beat them there. Soccer is all about techniques and tactics with Siasia and his boys not inferior to the Egyptians. Our hurriedly assembled team begs for time.

  5. Reply Post By Lawrence Elugbadebo

    The boys played well on Friday except for that crucial moment when the wobbling defence showed some professional negligence . The rule says : never stop playing until the referee’s blowing.
    I have no doubt that they will put smiles on our faces tomorrow night .

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