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Onazi sure of Super Eagles victory over Egypt

03 March 2016, 18:07Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is confident Nigeria will go past Egypt to book a ticket to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria host Egypt on March 25 in the first leg clash between both sides, before traveling to play the return match five days later in what seems to be the decider of who will qualify from the group.

Onazi admits that Egypt is a difficult team, but despite Nigeria missing out on the last edition of the tournament, this time will be different.

Also read: Onazi’s Lazio punished for racist abuse

“We will make it to AFCON 2017 by the grace of God. This time, it's going to be a different ball game. It's unfortunate that we are always in situation like this when we want to qualify for major competitions like the Nations Cup and World Cup,” he said on African Football.

“I believe this time around we will be matured about it and we know how the emotions were when we couldn't make it to the last edition of the Nations Cup. We will be very direct and serious about it.

“There are no unbeatable teams in the world. We can actually beat them. They are coming to our home first and victory in the match is very important for us. We have to do all we can to beat them and go top of the group because that's the surest way we can qualify.”

CAF has already appointed Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe to be in the centre when the Super Eagles take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Day 3 qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25.

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