EGYPT goalkeepers’ coach, Ahmed Nagi believes that Nigeria boss, Samson Siasia is using bullyboy tactics to hide his fear ahead of their double header in Group G of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
“We can recreate October 1977; why not? The homeboys have come in and full training has commenced. Everyone is rearing to go. By
the time the foreign-based players arrive, the competition will be what we want,” the Super Eagles caretaker coach had claimed, recalling Nigeria’s 4-0 thrashing of the Pharaohs in Lagos in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 1977.
“Siasia’s statements won’t affect Egypt players, or the coaching staff,” Nagi said on television on Wednesday.
“We’re used to hearing these kinds of comments from African coaches. The statements indicated he is worried about the Egypt clash.
“Siasia respects the Egypt team. He knows our abilities. And we also respect the Nigeria team, as they are strong opponents, so I hope to achieve a positive result.”