Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is not worried about facing Mohamed Salah in Egypt clash as he believes their opponents should be the worried side.

Nigeria’s clash with Egypt takes place on the 11th of January in their first Group stage game in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The confrontation between the two teams will be an early finale as each side has a great history in the tournament, with Egypt being the record holders with seven wins and Nigeria having three trophies.

Speaking ahead of the game, Musa declared that they will be competing in Cameroon for the title, and facing Egypt isn’t going to shake them.

The Nigerian skipper even stated that they won’t be thinking about facing Salah as they have their own variety of skilled players.

“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 Cameroon.

“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.

“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 percent 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.”


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