AFCON 2021: Egyptian team coach issues warning to Nigeria
Carlos Queiroz, the Egypt head coach, has identified Nigeria’s Super Eagles as one of the strongest teams in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.
Queiroz also warned Nigeria that his team’s ambition is very simple – win all their matches at the 2021 AFCON.
The former Manchester United assistant manager said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of Egypt’s opening clash against Nigeria on Tuesday evening.
Egypt will face the Super Eagles in Group D’s opening fixture at the Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
“It’s a great pleasure to face Nigeria in the opening game. We want to face the strongest teams in the tournament,” Queiroz said.
“Nigeria is a very strong team, but we have no objections. It’s always good to compete against football giants.
“We have a lot of players that are competing among themselves for a starting position, and that’s great because we came here to play seven games.
“Our ambition is very simple. Win all the matches.”