Egypt Arrive In Asaba For Friendly Against Nigeria

A delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt arrived in the country yesterday for tomorrow’s prestige friendly with the Super Eagles.

Yesterday’s morning, a chartered Air Peace aircraft flew from Nigeria to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic to airlift the delegation to Asaba, capital of Delta State, where they confront the three-time African champions in tomorrow’s encounter.

The Pharaohs, who have already qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that they will host this summer, drew 1-1 with hosts Niger Republic on Saturday in one of the final-day AFCON qualifying matches.

The delegation of 24 players, 21 technical and backroom staff and five journalists landed at the Asaba Airport in the early afternoon, and is accommodated at Golden Tulip Hotel.

The Pharaohs will train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium today’s evening, after the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Libya.

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