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Super Eagles coach Siasia talks about Egypt encounter


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Nigeria manager Samson Siasia has talked about the Egypt encounter and admitted that it’s a big challenge to face the Egyptians.

Nigeria are to face Egypt in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna this month and Siasia has talked about the tough challenge that lies ahead in press comments.

“The job of managing the Super Eagles is a big challenge. It’s not like a mountain we can’t climb, but it’s a very tough one indeed.” the 48-year-old said.

Siasia has taken over the Super Eagles after former coach Sunday Oliseh announced his resignation in February, citing “contract violations, unpaid wages and lack of support” as the reasons for quitting.

On whether he feels pressure ahead of the game, Siasia said: “I’m not feeling pressure, I just want to make sure we perform well in the upcoming matches.”

Siasia has confirmed he met with the Nigerian Football Federation’s technical director to decide on the squad list to face Egypt that’s set to be announced tomorrow.

The 48-year-old also said that he’ll try to talk to Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike who retired from international football last year to convince them to join the squad.

It’s worth noting that it’s Siasia’s second time in charge of the Super Eagles, as he previously coached the team in 2010 for one year before being sacked for failing to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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