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Nigeria vs Egypt: Ahmed Musa talks tough, names ‘very dangerous’ player

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has said that facing Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holds no fear for Nigeria.

Musa said everyone is talking about Salah, but Nigeria have Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, who is ‘very dangerous.’

Nigeria will tackle Egypt on January 11 in their opening match of the AFCON and Salah is expected to lead the Pharaohs’ attack line.

Salah has been impressive for Liverpool, scoring 16 Premier League goals so far this season in 20 matches.

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“Everyone is talking about [Mohamed] Salah but if you look at our team, we have lots of players they will be worried about,” Musa told the media before Nigeria’s departure to Garoua on Tuesday evening.

“So, we don’t have to think about Salah, they’ve to think about our own players.

“They talk about Salah but we have players like Samuel Chukwueze and others on the wings who are very dangerous – so that’s football.”

“In each tournament, you will always see new players. I don’t think there is any new player going to AFCON that has not been with us since day one,” Musa added.

“So, we are together, and we know each other but it’s just something little the coach just needs to add into the team.

“For me, I think we’re ready because we have played lots of matches together and like I said we are 100 per cent ready.

“We aren’t going to Cameroon to see the beauty of the country but to win. I remember during the qualifiers when we sealed qualification, we said we aren’t just going to the AFCON we’re going to come back with the trophy.”

Nigeria are in Group D, alongside Guinea-Bissau, Sudan and Egypt.

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