Former Super Eagles player Friday Ekpo, has urged the Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh to begin early preparations for the African Cup of Nations qualifier with Egypt next month or risk missing out on the competition as the Pharaohâ€™s are determined and prepared to qualify from the qualifying group which they are currently topping.
Nigeria missed out on the 2015 Afcon and are currently in second place behind Egypt in Group G as both teams are scheduled to face off in March 26 according to the recent dates released by the NFF as confirmed by CAF.
Friday Ekpo said:
â€œWe need early preparation and how many players do we have playing regularly abroad now thatâ€™ll give us what we need come March. He (Sunday Oliseh) should start early preparation and give them soccer orientation the way he wants to play his game.
â€œThe Egyptians are preparing full well and when they come here it is either they pull a draw or win. It wouldnâ€™t be wise to wait until 2 or 3 days before we invite the players. Our players donâ€™t have that kind of strength.â€.