By Jacob Ajom
As the Green Eagles prepare to file out against the defending champions, the Pharaohs of Egypt in the opening group match of the African Cup of Nations, a former coach of the national football team, Christian Chukwu has given his predecessor, Amodu Shaibu tips on how to beat the North Africans.
Chukwu who spoke on Metrosports, said the Coach Amodu Shaibu tutored team were capable of getting the right result if they believed in themselves.
â€œWe have the players and we have the right technical personnel and I believe their approach to the match matters,â€ Chukwu said.
Continuing, the former Rangers Captain counselled, â€œthey should come out with a strong will to win and take the Egyptians with determination because thatâ€™s the only way to handle them.â€
Chukwu said the World Cup miss could serve as a source of motivation for the Egyptians. â€œThey are the defending champions and definitely, they would want to use the Nations Cup as compensation for their inability to qualify for the Mundial. It is going to be tough.â€
But the former Green Eagles captain said that the Nigerians have nothing to be afraid of as football was no respecter of names. â€œWe all saw what happened to Angola against Mali, so anything can still happen.â€
He advised Amodu to improve in tactics because the Egyptians were very tactical. â€œTactically, they are always better but we have the physical attributes. That is why we have to improve tactically,â€ Chukwu concluded.