Super Eagles and Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi says Sunday Olisehâ€™s retirement last week was a surprise to him but respects his decision and feels the Super Eagles have enough in their armoury to defeat the Pharaohâ€™s of Egypt in the AFCON Qualifiers later this month.
â€˜His resignation came to me as a surprise. I wasnâ€™t expecting it. I donâ€™t really know what happened and how it happened, but thatâ€™s his decision, I am sure he has his reasons for doing that. Coach Samson Siasia is a great coach, he has achieved with various Nigeria teams. I am looking forward to work with him and have a great performance with him.â€™ He told CompleteSportsNigeria.
When asked if the Super Eagles could beat Egypt and qualify for Afcon after missing out on the last one, Onazi said. â€˜We will make it to AFCON 2017 by the grace of God. This time, itâ€™s going to be a different ball game. Itâ€™s unfortunate that we are always in situation like this when we want to qualify for major competitions like the Nations Cup and World Cup.â€™ â€˜I believe this time around we will be matured about it and we know how the emotions were when we couldnâ€™t make it to the last edition of the Nations Cup. We will be very direct and serious about it.â€™ â€˜There are no unbeatable teams in the world. We can actually beat them. They are coming to our home first and victory in the match is very important for us.â€™ â€˜ We have to do all we can to beat them and go top of the group because thatâ€™s the surest way we can qualify.â€™