Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa has enthused that the new lease of life the Super Eagles have received from Egyptian soccer fans should be an additional asset in their search for a ticket into the grand finale of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
While recalling how backing from many Egyptians at Cairo International Stadium helped Nigeria overcome the threat of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Wednesday’s quarter-final fixture, Musa reckoned that they would be able to beat Algeria as well on Sunday with such backing.
He acknowledged that the Egyptians rally round Nigeria from the stands mostly because of their dismay over their team’s loss to South Africa in the round of 16, but reckons the support will continue because of the hosts country’s rivalry with their North African neighbours, Algeria.
The Eagles’ vice-captain, who led the team from start to finish in midweek, is now wooing Egyptians to continue reeling their cheers behind Nigeria, and sent out heartfelt words of appreciation for the support they have given his team so far, on and off the pitch in Cairo.
Ahmed stated gleefully: “They should keep supporting us. It’s good that Egyptian fans came out to support us. We want to say thank you to them for everything.”