By David Meshioye:
Super Eagles interim coach Samson Siasia has declared that he will be banking on the wealth of experience of the England-based duo of Victor Moses and Mikel Obi to deliver three points against the Pharaohs in a key Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna.
In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Siasia hinged his submission on the current form of the duo which has seen them change the fortunes of their respective clubs since the New Year with Chelsea and West Ham moving up to 10th and fifth positions on the Premier League log.
“I am really impressed with Mikel’s attitude towards this important game; he has called in to confirm his readiness for the clash" Siasia told Complete Sports.
“Victor Moses has pledged to return too and this is quite encouraging at a time we need our top players against Egypt.
“Egypt will be coming with their best players and I strongly feel Mikel and Moses’ wealth of experience will come in handy if we are to pick three points against Egypt in Kaduna.
“These two guys are highly experienced and are in top shape right now, I believe they will play a major role if we are to beat Egypt.
“All we need to do is work hard and pray that no injury stops our players now.”
Nigeria need at least four points from the two clashes with Egypt to overtake the Pharaohs in Group G of the qualifiers for the 2017 AFCON slated for Gabon.