Egypt national team assistant coach, Michel Salgado, has stated that the Super Eagles are favourites to go far in competing for the title at the 2019 AFCON in their country, Completesports.com reports.
Salgado agrees with the head coach Javier Aguirre submission that the Pharaohs’ 1-0 loss to the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s international friendly match in Asaba was a good test for them.
Paul Onuachu grabbed the match winner for the Super Eagles eight seconds into the game to record their first win over Egypt in 29 years.
“Nigeria are one of the strongest African teams, and they are favourites to go far in the African Cup of Nations,” Salgado told OnSport, an Egyptian online media outlet.
“The game against Nigeria was a tough test and a huge challenge for us. It was a chance for the new and young players to prove they deserve the chance to play for the national team.”
Egypt, seven-time winners of the Africa Cup Of Nations, will be gunning for their eighth title on home soil when the tournament holds from June 13 to July 15 2019.
By Johnny Edward