INFORMATION filtering through from Egypt is that Nigeria and Zamalek player, Yusuf has warned the Super Eagles about the Pharaohs duo of Mohamed Elneny and Mohamed Salah.
Yusuf was quoted by KingFut.com saying the two European-based players can cause havoc against his national side. The White Knights player was speaking ahead of the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier between the two nations later this month. “Nigeria had to prepare well for the game against Egypt because they are coming with full force,” said Yusuf.
He also advised coach Samson Siasia and his technical staff to focus on using a quick full back to quell the danger of AS Roma’s Salah.
“Nigeria have to have a good right-back; I think they have good wingers [Salah],” added Yusuf. “Mohamed Elneny is a very good midfielder, he operates everywhere in midfield and
he has strengths.” Yusuf has had plenty of exposure to both Nigerian and Egyptian football, having plied his trade in both countries. He played for Kwara United in the Nigerian league before trekking to El Shorta in the Egyptian Premier League and finally landing at the White Castle, Zamalek.
The two nations are set to meet in Nigeria for the first leg of their Afcon qualifier on 25 March and the return match would be played in Alexandria four days later.