Oghenekaro Etebo knows like his Nigeria teammates that they must win in Egypt and he is confident that they can grind out the three points in the Afcon qualifying game on Tuesday.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles go head to head with their Egyptian counterparts, the Pharaohs, at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, and Etebo is hopeful they can leave the North African nation with the full points on the back of their impressive play until a late Mohamed Salah cancelled out their lead in Kaduna last Friday.
The 20-year-old scored for Nigeria in the reverse game which ended 1-1 and is keen to help his country to see off the Egyptians especially after the withdrawal of Chad from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications has put them in a must-win situation to put themselves in contention to win their group.
“Yes we are aware (of Chad’s withdrawal and how it affects the group),”We know we have to win in Egypt though it will be a difficult game. Egypt too want to win this match. So it will be a tough game but like I said we want to win.” Naija and Bet
The attacking striker said he has put aside his performance of last Friday and the focus is on Tuesday’s game in Alexandria.
“It was good to score in the last game, but that is in the past. Now the concentration is on the next game which is very important. I just want to help the team win,” he said to supersport.com.
Etebo, who was named 2015 Africa Most Promising Talent, has scored once in the ongoing Afcon qualification.