- Ahmed Musa is confident Nigeria will improve on their game when tface Egypt in a friendly on Tuesday.
- Nigeria struggled to beat Seychelles 3-1in Friday’s 2019 AFCON qualifiers game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium
- The Al-Nassr forward blamed the playing turf for the unimpressive showing
Ahmed Musa has reassured Nigerians that the Super Eagles will improve on their game when they trade tackles with Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday, March 26, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Musa blamed the poor state of the pitch for their unimpressive performance in the 3-1 victory over Seychelles’ Pirates on Friday, but was quick to add that after more training sessions at the match venue, the Eagles will be on top of their game against Pharaohs in Asaba.
“We are going to play an improved game against Egypt. It was a tough game for us against Seychelles because the pitch is not too good if we compare it with the type of pitch we use at our various clubs,” Musa told journalists during a media chat.
“We will lift our game because we know that this is the final friendly game window before the preparations for the AFCON will start proper.
“We spoke to ourselves after the disappointment of the World Cup in Russia and we have not lost any game since then.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles of Nigerian have rounded up their matches in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with an impressive 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday, March 22, in Asaba.
Gernot Rohr's men went into the game with great confidence and relaxed minds after winning the first leg 3-0 away and coupled with the fact that Nigeria had already qualified for 2019 AFCON.
Nigeria started the match impressively with Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi winning a free-kick for the Super Eagles in the 5th minute, but Ahmed Musa was unable to connect with it.
Seychelles had a great chance for them to have taken the lead in the 9th minute when Jude setup Karl, but goalkeeper Francis Uzoho made a nice save.
Etebo also had two great chances in the 11th and 16th minutes respectively, but he was unable to find the back of the net.
Super Eagles finally scored their first goal in the 33rd minute via a penalty after Karl Hall fouled Wilfred Ndidi in the box in which the referee gave a penalty scored by Odion Ighalo.
But the visitors came back with an equalizer before the end of the first half through Randy Melanic who benefited from an error by Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
Henry Onyekuru scored the second goal for the Super Eagles in the 50th minute via an header after receiving a nice assist by Jamilu Collins before Moses Simon sealed the victory at the death as Nigeria won the match 3-1.
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