"I don't know why Nigerians are so afraid of Egypt".

Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has trimmed the number of home based players in his squad to face Egypt after dropping 16 home based players.

Pinnick, alongside Shehu Dikko, his second vice president, Mohammed Sanusi, the general secretary and the national technical director Amodu Shuaibu watched the Super Eagles train Wednesday March 23 evening and were left impressed with the state of the pitch and the attitude of the fans. "I am looking forward to scoring but the most important thing is for us to play as a team and get the desired results".

A win for the Super Eagles will boost their chances of qualifying and take them above the North Africans.

"I will give my best and play with a lot of determination". If they asked me to gather the balls or carry the players' boots, I will do that immediately.

The Nigerian senior national male football team is facing the Egyptians in the first leg of a double-header clash.

"We've been giving a very good account of ourselves as managers in terms of security and sports".

"The players are very positive and for me, it is really how can we play well in the heat?"

"I am ready to go".

However, if Nigeria do not qualify or beat Egypt - God forbid, Siasia should not be blamed for he inherited a disorganized and divided team. Blame the NFF who in the first place installed a rookie Coach to start the campaign for the prestigious AFCON 2017 Qualifier.

Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello is a journalist, public speaker, change agent and a sports enthusiast.