Nigeria national team and FC Nantes winger Moses Simon shared his thoughts on facing Egypt in their opening Africa Cup of Nations clash.
Both The Pharaohs and The Super Eagles start their AFCON journey in Group D, alongside Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
The opening game of the group takes place tomorrow, on the 11th of January, between Egypt and Nigeria.
The game will be an early finale, as both teams have a rich history in the tournament with Nigeria having three titles and Egypt being the record-holders with seven victories.
Speaking on the confrontation to TribalFootball.com, Nigeria forward Moses Simon showed his respect for Egypt, while also stressing that his national team will be going for the three points.
“The first game is very important, we all know that Egypt are a good side. Everyone talks about Mohamed Salah,” Simons said.
“With due respect, Salah is a very good player and we respect him for all his achievements, but of course, during the game, we will see what it takes. We will focus on our game, not on Mohamed Salah.
“Every player is dangerous in Egypt, likewise the Super Eagles.”