Eagles don’t scare us, says Egypt’s coach
Nigeria’s Super Eagles opened their quest to qualify for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon with a 2-0 victory over Chad on Saturday, while the Pharaohs of Egypt won 3-0 against Tanzania at the Borg Al Arab Stadium on Sunday.
Cuper made it clear he was never under pressure after hearing that Nigeria defeated Chad 2-0 a day earlier.
The Argentine coach also highlighted how important it was for Egypt to get off their Afcon qualification to a winning start, and would rather want to concentrate on the coming matches in the series before talking about Nigeria.
“Nigeria’s victory put me under stress? No, that is completely false. I do not care about Nigeria’s victory. I am only thinking about my team and it’s too early to talk about the Nigerian national team. We will play against them next March but for now I should think about the teams I will play before then. The Super Eagles won their first match against Chad and they are happy and we won against Tanzania and should be happy like them,” Cuper said.
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