–Predicts Nigeria will be hard to beat
Egyptian striker,Mohammed Sallah sees a tough qualifying campaign for the Pharaohs after the seven times African champions were grouped with, Nigeria as well as Tanzania and Chad in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers
Egypt failed to qualify for the last three edition of the Africa most prestigious tournament, and the Italian based striker, said that it will be a tough task if they fail to make it to the finals.
“We have a tough group,” he said. “It will be tough because we have Nigeria that failed to qualify in the last edition and we cannot underestimate Chad and Tanzania.
“As we have seen in the last three qualifiers that we didnt make it despite the weaker opponents we have so the arrangement must begin now.
“Nigeria obviously will be the toughest opponents and having failed to qualify for recent editions, they will be hoping to return to the competition.
“We should not underestimate Chad and Tanzania because they will be parading unknown young players so as we too so we just have to play with care.
It will be recalled that Pharaohs of Egypt failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nation in 2011,2013 and 2015. Gabon will host the next edition.