AFCON Qualifier : Stage set for Nigeria v Egypt

Nigeria will resume their quest for a spot at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt this Friday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

The Super Eagles trail group leaders the Pharaohs of Egypt by two points which make the game more important considering the Eagles cannot afford to drop more points. The winners of the group pick the sole ticket for Gabon 2017 which adds more importance to the game.


Preparations for the game have not exactly been top-stacked considering Nigeria will be having a third coach and a third captain less than a year after the qualifiers started.

Stephen Keshi, who led Nigeria to a 2-0 win over Chad in the first game of Group G, was ousted by the Nigeria Football Federation and replaced with Sunday Oliseh.

His reign barely lasted seven months as he unceremoniously resigned from his post citing breach of contract amongst other sundry accusations.

Samson Siasia has been saddled with the responsibility the Super Eagle albeit on a temporary basis as the Afcon qualifier against Egypt looms in the background.