Yobo: Nigeria can defeat the Pharaohs of Egypt

The Nigeria captain hopes that the Super Eagles will triumph over their Egyptian opponents in their friendly match in Dubai on Thursday

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has charged the home based Super Eagles to get a victory against the Pharaohs of Egypt in an international friendly game that is scheduled to hold in Dubai on Thursday.

Yobo, who won his 87th cap for Nigeria in February, disclosed that he has trust in the players and he believes in their ability to defeat the Egyptians.

“Yes, I have always said it that, I believe in the Nigerian league, I’m a product of the league,” said the captain to reporters.

“I played with some of them against Rwanda in Kigali and they all played well, kudos to them all. We need to start building a Team B now, by the time we come back to the country then we are going to have the blend of both the locals and the pros.

“I have confidence in the Nigerian home Eagles, we don’t even need to call them home Eagles, they are the real Super Eagles, and I believe they will do us proud in Dubai,” said the caps record-holder for Nigeria.

The last time Nigeria faced Egypt was at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola where the Eagles lost 3-1 in their group opening encounter.

The Eagles will play on Thursday in Dubai, as part of the warm up ahead of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014 World Cup qualification matches in June.