Head Coach of the Nations U-23 team, Imama Amapakabo has assured Nigerians of his team’s readiness to fly the country’s flag high in Egypt after they arrived for the AFCON Olympic qualifiers, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Enugu Rangers gaffer, who led a team of nine officials and 13 players from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, told AOIFootball.com, that his lads are very much aware of the task ahead and will do well to defend the country’s pride in Egypt.
“The goal for us is to do well in Egypt and return with one of the two tickets for the Olympic Games. We know the task ahead and I believe we are fully prepared for it.
“The crop of players we have are more than capable of leading us to glory in Egypt; we saw what they did during the qualifiers and I believe we can also replicate the same feat when the championship begins next week,” Imama assured.
Having touched down at the Cairo International Airpot at around 9pm local time, the team immediately moved to the city of Ismaila where they were lodged at the Mercure Hotel.
Meanwhile, England based striker, Bright Enobakhare and defender, Anthony Izuchukwu of Nest Sotra in Norway have both teamed up with the rest of squad in Egypt.
Enobakhare, who plays for English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers, has added to the attacking options of Coach Amapakabo.
On his part, Izuchukwu was solid in the defence line during the qualifiers against Sudan as he formed a formidable partnership with Olisah Ndah while the Olympic Eagles walloped Sudan 5-0 in Asaba to book the AFCON U23 berth.