Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose believes they have to take the game to the Egyptians when both sides face tonight in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Nigerian Super Eagles are in Alexandria for the return leg Africa Cup of Nations qualifier having drawn the first leg at home 1-1 last Friday, and now needing to win following the withdrawal of Chad from the race.
Speaking to fcnaija, Ambrose admitted the draw last Friday was a setback, but says they must take the game to the Egyptians in the return leg tonight.
“It was a setback, the result we got on Friday but we are still in the race and the most important thing is that we have to take the game to the Egyptians,” he said.
“Yes, they are playing at home but we have to take the game to them in their own backyard and if we do that, we stand a better chance of winning, which we know we must do.”
Chad’s withdrawal from the race has now made it more difficult for Nigeria to qualify because only one team will now make the competition proper, and they must win in Alexandria to keep up home of qualifying, and Ambrose says it is something they can achieve.
“Yes we know what we are facing now but I remain confident that we can beat Egypt in their home and I am very confident of that,” he said.