Interim Nigeria coach Samson Siasia is staying upbeat about their chances of beating Egypt tonight in a must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Pharaohs host the Super Eagles at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria tonight knowing that a win for them guarantees them a place at the Africa Cup of Nations next year in Gabon, and while a win for Nigeria will open the group, meaning both sides will have to win their last games to qualify.
Speaking to fcnaija shortly before their departure to Egypt, Siasia stated that it is very possible for them to get a win in Alexandria.
“This is a game of football and everything is possible and all we just have to do is win in Alexandria,” Siasia said.
The former Nigeria international however also acknowledged that it will be all over if they fail to beat the Egyptians in their own backyard.
“If we don’t win then it means we are out of the race and we understand that very well,” he stated.
The acknowledgement notwithstanding, Siasia remained upbeat that they will get the required result tonight.
“I feel confident that we will get the result we want in Alexandria because it is very possible especially in a game of football,” he added.