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Obuh Rings in Changes for Egypt Rematch

22 Feb 2013

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Flying Eagles, John Obuh


NAN

Head Coach of the Flying Eagles, John Obuh said Thursday that he would restructure his team as it prepared to lock horns with the Junior Pharaoh of Egypt Friday in Cairo.

Obuh’s remark is contained in a statement released by the team’s Media Officer, Samm Audu in Abuja.

The Flying Eagles had on Wednesday, defeated their hosts 3-1 in the first game of their build-up for next month’s AYC in Algeria.

“I now have some solid information on at least three of the strikers who played on Wednesday.

“Overall, they kept much to my instructions, their marking was good and that forced the other team to try and use the long ball. Their stamina and attitude was equally good.

“But I expect a bigger fight from Egypt. Probably, we will get this in our next game,’’ Obuh said.

NAN reports that the rematch will kick off at 7 p.m. Nigerian time at the Degla Stadium.

The statement added that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has already sent out its Technical Department officer, Rafiu Yusuf to have a close look at Gabon, one of the country’s opponents.

Gabon had also locked horns with Benin on Wednesday in Cotonou, and lost 3-2, after battling to a 1-1 draw with the Benin side in Libreville prior to their mid-week clash.
Gabon had also defeated Benin 1-0 before they battled to a 1-1 draw.

The Flying Eagles will face debutants Gabon on March 20 in a Group B encounter.

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