Lagos - Super Eagles striker Aaron Samuel says getting goals
would not be a problem for Nigeria when they confront the Pharaohs of Egypt in
a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Kaduna on March 25.
The big striker, who plays for CSKA Moscow FC in Russia’s
elite division alongside Captain Ahmed Musa, has been included in the list of
21 overseas –based professionals called by Coach Samson Siasia for the double
header against the Pharaohs.
“Goals will not be a problem when we take to the pitch in
Kaduna. We have more and bigger stars that the Egyptians.
“There is nothing to fret about. I have heard what the
Egyptians are saying, that we would not be able to score in Kaduna. That is
mere wishful thinking on their part. They are trying to play a psychological
game. The goals will surely flow from our boots into their net,” he said.
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Samuel, who previously played in China, scored two brilliant
goals for the Super Eagles in the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifying race – against
Sudan in Abuja and against Congo in Pointe Noir.
“Our objective would be to be precise, to convert the
chances that we create. We will win and win well.”
Nigeria host Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on
Friday, March 25, and both teams clash again four days later at the Borg
el-Arab Stadium, Alexandria.
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