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Salah won’t be a worry for us, Ahmed Musa declares ahead of Egypt clash

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Egyptian publication, Kinfut has reported that the 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.

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“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.

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“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.”

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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