Lagos – Dosu Joseph, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, has urged the Super Eagles to beat the Pharaohs of Egypt in furtherance of their qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles are scheduled to host the first leg of the qualifier on March 25 in Kaduna, while the second leg will hold in Cairo on March 29.
Dosu in Lagos on Friday said that the match “must be won’’ if Nigeria is to emerge from the group stage ahead of the Egyptians, who currently top Group G with six points from two matches, followed by Nigeria with four points from two matches.
The other two countries in the same group, Tanzania and Chad, have one and zero points respectively from two matches.
He said: “It is an important game for Nigeria; it is a must-win game because a draw will set us back, but a win is very important.
“If we win and collect the three points, we will be ahead of the Egyptians; then we will go away to play them and if we can get a draw there, I think that will seal the group stage.’’
The goalkeeper, who featured at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, U.S.A, expressed the hope that the players invited to camp will arrive early to enable the coaches to prepare them adequately for the encounter.
“I hope and pray that the boys will come to camp on time.
“So that the coaches will tell them the tactics and formation they want to play and from there, we will pick it up,’’ Dosu added.