Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Make or Mar: Nigeria, Egypt clash in must-win AFCON qualifier in Alexandria

By News Express on 29/03/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,811


The Super Eagles of Nigeria go into Tuesday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier with Egypt knowing only a win will reinvigorate their chances of making the finals.

Nigeria we held to a 1-1 draw by Egypt last Friday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, a setback of sorts considering the Pharaohs were two points ahead and the Eagles needed the three points to leapfrog Egypt into first place.

Another twist popped up when 48 hours after Nigeria’s draw, Chad announced her withdrawal from the qualifying series.

That was a huge setback for Nigeria because with three games left, more points were up for grabs but as it is, the Eagles must win in Alexandria or worse case scenario avoid defeat and hope the Egyptians falter in the last Group G game

Consequent upon Chad’s withdrawal, all games and goals scored from matches involving them have been cancelled, which means Nigeria are still on two points from two games.

Egypt still lead the pack with four points from two matches and a win against Nigeria on Tuesday will see the seven time champions make a return to Africa’s number one football show piece.

Group standings before Chad’s withdrawal:

P W D L GF GA GD PTS POS

Egypt 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 1st

Nigeria 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4 2nd

Tanzania 3 1 1 1 1 3 -2 4 3rd

Chad 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0 4th

Consequent upon Chad’s withdrawal from the qualifiers, all points and goals scored against then are null and void.

This means Egypt are still top but with four points instead of seven while Nigeria has two points and Tanzania is bottom with a single point.

Permutations

Nigeria has to win in Egypt, that’s the easiest stretch to make Gabon 2017; however, certain scenarios can play out that might see the Eagles qualifying.

*A Nigeria loss – means the Super Eagles are effectively out of contention for a place at Gabon 2017.

*A Nigeria win – takes the Eagles to five points, one ahead of Egypt with a-must-win home game against Tanzania to come.

*A Nigeria draw – takes the Eagles to three points, two behind Egypt, who visit Tanzania for her final group game. Nigeria will hope Tanzania do the Eagles a favour by beating Egypt while Nigeria wins her last group game.

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has sounded out a rallying cry to his troops and urged them to go for the Egyptians jugular on match day four.

The Super Eagles are yet to beat Egypt in a competitive game in 26 years but will look to break that hoodoo in Alexandria.

Excerpted from a Supersport report. Photo shows the Suoer Eagles during a training session.

Source News Express

Posted 29/03/2016 1:49:38 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
No second term for Obiano —MASSOB •Says his...

Lawmakers finger Police Area Commander, DPO in Southern...

Lee Engineering Boss seeks stronger government role in...

PICTURED & NAMED: Abducted Chibok schoolgirls still held...

Ngige shocks Anambra guber election tribunal with 40-bag...

Ogun shares LG Assets to newly created councils...

Hajj 2017: Death toll of Nigerian pilgrims rises...

UBA hits N91 billion Profit Before Tax •Declares...

Chidoka spits fire, says nobody can rig Anambra...

Pictured: Jonathan, military commanders visit Abuja bomb blast...

250 medical personnel for 2016 Christian Pilgrimage to...

Asset Declaration: CCT dismisses Saraki’s motion asking judge...

 

Latest News Why I am slow in making decisions — Buhari Eagles down Libya, zoom to top of CHAN group Nurses blame Buhari over fresh Lassa fever outbreak, deaths Soldiers arrest 84 foreigners at Abuja checkpoint Medical superintendent sacked over alleged theft of beds APC uncovers PDP’s plot to divide party US Senate moves to avert government shutdown Navy destroys 150 illegal refineries in 7 months No Red Cross boxes containing millions of dollars in Nigeria: Anti-graft agencies How NEITI saved extractive sector from collapse — Senate Committee Oyo Govt. to appeal sack of 21 new obas Sunny, hazy, cloudy skies expected Saturday, says NiMet

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (315,434 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (305,353 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (244,806 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,480 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,150 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,408 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,560 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,799 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,060 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,509 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,727 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (118,964 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,854) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,745) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,021) Opinion (865) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,357) Religion (666) Sports (1,407) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!