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… We’ll plague Pharaohs with a pestilence of goals – Samuel


Aaron in National colors

FORWARD Aaron Samuel has as­sured that getting the goals would not be a problem for the Super Eagles when they confront the Pha­raohs of Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Ka­duna on Friday next week.

The big striker, who plays for CSKA Moscow FC in Russia’s elite division alongside Captain Ahmed Musa, has been included in the list of 21 overseas –based profession­als called by Coach Samson Siasia for the double dose against the Pha­raohs.
“Goals will not be a problem when we take to the pitch in Kadu­na. We have more and bigger stars that the Egyptians.
“There is nothing to fret about. I have heard what the Egyptians are saying, that we would not be able to score in Kaduna. That is mere wishful thinking on their part. They are trying to play a psychological game. The goals will surely flow from our boots into their net,” he told reporters.
Samuel, who previously played in China, scored two brilliant goals for the Super Eagles in the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifying race – against Sudan in Abuja and against Congo in Pointe Noir.
“Our objective would be to be precise, to convert the chances that we create. We will win and win well.”
Nigeria host Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25, and both teams clash again four days later at the Borg el- Arab Stadium, Alexandria.


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