Junior Pharaohs’ Coach Gamel Mohammed Ali has vowed to ring tactical changes when playing the Golden Eaglets yet again in another international friendly at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Friday.
Both sides played a pulsating match when the Egyptians surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to the Golden Eaglets on Wednesday at the same venue.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s match, Ali said he’s now tactically aware to deal with the Golden Eaglets, adding that the second encounter would equally be interesting.
“First, I want to congratulate Nigeria for the victory today (Wednesday) because they came from a difficult position to achieve victory,” said Ali.
“We scored two early goals but my players were tired thereafter but I warned them that Nigerian players could be dangerous if you allowed them to express themselves.”
Ali said the match on Friday would be interesting for obvious reasons, insisting that he would make thing difficult for the Golden Eaglets next time out.
He further said:” The result of the match is not really important since we have been able to test the strength of my players against a physical team like Nigeria because we are going to play Sudan in the African qualifiers. Sudanese players have good physical fitness and almost same style like Nigerians, so it is good for my team.
“Friday’s match is also going to be very good because I now know the Nigerian team much better and I will make my team played to instruction in order for us to get good result.”
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets have spoken in unanimity about correcting the lapses that made them concede two early goals against the North Africans while reviewing Wednesday’s match.
“We marked poorly and lost concentration but we are surely going to do very well on Friday,” noted Kolawole Gbadamosi, the left- full back.