AFCON 2017: We Are Still Hopeful – Adepoju

Mutiu Adepoju, former Super Eagles midfielder, has assured that the team can still pull the plug against Egypt on Tuesday.

Adepoju spoke on the backdrop of the uninspiring 1-1 draw Eagles recorded in Kaduna on Friday, which has threatened the chances of Nigeria appearing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.

“It was not the kind of result all of us had anticipated; the boys played well, but wasted a lot of chances.
“What are we going to do than to pray for a good outing in Egypt? Hopefully, we will get it right there because our fate is still in our hand,” he said.

Continuing, the former player said Egypt had their game plan mapped out, to get at least a draw, which worked for them.

“They wanted to get at least a draw and it worked for them. In their country, they may still want to play draw knowing that with that, they will still maintain the top of the group. Our players must be ready to take their chances on Tuesday,” he said.

Nigeria walks tight rope in its quest to reach the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in 2017 after playing a 1-1 draw against the seven-time winners, Egypt in Kaduna on Friday.