New manager Samson Siasia insists that the Super Eagles of Nigeria can beat Egypt in both legs of the African Nations Cup qualifier later this month.
The Eagles host the Pharaohs in Kaduna on Friday, March 25 and play away in Alexandria on Tuesday, March 29 but trail two points in Group G and fears are already growing that Nigeria may not qualify for Gabon 2017.
However, Siasia has encouraged supporters to show belief in the three-time African Champions and they will come out victorious.
“I want to passionately appeal to Nigerians, everybody, to show belief in the team and give us total support. It will not be easy, but if we stick together and present a united force to fight this battle, I believe we will triumph,” Siasia said.
“I have absolute faith in the players. Nigeria is blessed with so many talented footballers across the world and I know that those we are inviting for this match will give everything for the six points in both matches. Personally, I will give everything that I have to offer for us to win both matches.”
The 22 home –based players invited are expected to hit camp at the Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on Sunday, March 6 before the overseas –based star arrive as from Sunday, March 20.