A 50- man team of the Egyptian National team on Sunday arrived Asaba, the Delta State Capital brimming with optimism ahead of the international friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Assistant coach of the team, Tito Garcia Sanjvan said the team was coming with a winning mentality as the friendly was important to the team being the last FIFA window before the Nations Cup holding in Egypt.
He said testing the young Egyptian team away against Nigeria will help toughen them and the match will provide opportunity for the team coaches to introduce more young players.
Sanjvan regretted the Egyptian team could not get the three points in their last group game against the Menas of Niger Republic, stressing that team improvement was uppermost as the young players learn.
Sanjvan said the Egyptian team stands a good chance of emerging champions at the 2019 Total African Nations Cup, adding that Algeria, Morrocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal can win the African Nations Cup.