AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Ready To Face Egypt – Musa 

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Nigeria won the AFCON in 2013. Photo: Instagram/Super Eagles


Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, says the team is prepared to take on record-holders, Egypt in their first game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Tuesday.

The former Leicester City man spoke after a training session of the three-time African champions on Saturday in Cameroon.

“Today’s training session was good and our conditioning is getting better and we are ready to play the first game,” Musa said about the Group D opener.

“Ebuehi is in camp and we are expecting Collins and hopefully he arrives before tomorrow (Sunday).

“We know it is important to win. Winning the AFCON will make a big impact on our country and our families.”

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File photo: A Nigerian supporter dances during the 2022 Qatar World Cup African qualifiers group 3 football match between Nigeria and the Central Africa Republic at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Surulere in Lagos State, on October 7, 2021. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP


Tuesday’s game will be the first time Nigeria and Egypt will be meeting at the AFCON since 2010.

The 2021 AFCON is Eguavoen’s second time in charge of Nigeria at the continental competition.

He was head coach when the Super Eagles won bronze in Egypt 2006, the year Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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