Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says they have what it takes to beat Egypt when both countries meet today in the first leg of the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Super Eagles go into the game two points adrift of the Egyptians and knowing that anything short of a win may well put paid to their chances of making the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon next year.
And speaking exclusively to fcnaija, Ighalo said even though they expect a tough game from the Egyptians, they still have the wherewithal to defeat the Pharaohs.
“We are looking forward to the game and we know it is not going to be easy, but we have what it takes to win that game, we just have to work hard and we will come out victorious,” he said.
The 26-year old, who has 15 Premier League goals for his club Watford, also posited that just like he does for his club, he will also put in one hundred percent in the game against Egypt.
“I always try to give my best to my club and my country and on Friday I am still going to give my best one hundred percent.
“But I have to say that it’s going to be a team work, we have to work together as a team and I believe if I give my best just like I do for my club and with the help of the other players, we will get a positive result from that game,” he added.