Soccer fans in Egypt are eager to see the Pharaohs face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the ongoing AFCON 2019, Completesports.com reports.
The AFCON 2019/hosts, who have won all three group games in the competition will take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their second round fixture at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.
The Super Eagles will also same day confront the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in another AFCON 2019 Round of 16 encounter at the Alexandria Stadium.
Victory for both Pharaohs and Eagles will see them set up a mouthwatering last eight fixture on July 10 at the imposing Cairo International Stadium.
Completesports.com sampled the opinions of football fans on the streets of Cairo about the team they will want the Pharaohs to meet in the quarterfinals should they prevail over South Africa on Saturday, and majority of them are keen to see their team come up against the Super Eagles.
“Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria,” Emad Hassan, a security official at the Cairo International Airport replied Completesports.com emphatically.
“I like the Nigerian team. They have good players. Iwobi, Ndidi, Musa. .. It will be tough to beat them, but I want to see them live against our team,” said Hossam Abdulafiz, who is a taxi driver.
Another staunch Pharaohs supporter, Ahmed Mansour was strong in his desire to see the hosts come up against Super Eagles in the last eight fixures of AFCON 2019.
“I prefer Nigeria to Cameroon. Nigeria have good players but we will beat them. I also believe Nigeria play good football than Cameroon,” Ahmed stated.
By Adeboye Amosu in Alexandria