Fans can watch the Nigeria vs. Egypt football match live online and see which team can gain the advantage in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying showdown.
The match will take place on Friday in Abuja, with start time scheduled for 4 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET). The game will be available for fans watching online, with a few different choices for live streaming video (streaming links can be found below).
The three-time Africa Cup of Nations champion Nigeria will be playing a two-game set in Egypt, with Friday’s game in Kaduna and a second match next Tuesday in Alexandria. It will be a key series, as Egypt holds onto a lead at the top of Group G with six points while Nigeria is behind with four points. Only the group winners will be guaranteed a berth into the next round.
As the Premium Times reported, Nigeria’s Olympic team coach, Samson Siasia, took over with help from Salisu Yusuf and the the nation’s U20 Coach Emmanuel Amuneke. Despite injuries to Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogu, Siasia is confident heading into the match.
Nigeria may have a less-than-100 percent Alex Iwobi, who fell ill this week with food poisoning and was unable to join his team for training. Ibrahim Gyaram, the team’s doctor, ruled out a virus and said Iwobi will be able to play in Friday’s match.He said the food illness is the result of traveling and eating in a new place.
“It results when you travel to a new place and you eat. People react differently,” Gyaram told This Day. “You can eat normal food and have it. The fact that Iwobi does not come here (Nigeria) regularly may have led to the diarrhea. It is nothing serious.
“He should be okay after a day. That is why when you travel, you are advised to avoid vegetable meals for the first two days as your body is susceptible to the effect of a new environment.”
But Nigeria will also see the return of Victor Moses, who joined the team for the first time since the 2014 World Cup after battling a series of injuries.
“I have been through injuries and stuff. I am just happy I want to train with them and make sure we win this important game. My goal is always to play for Nigeria,” he said.
Moses noted that the match against Egypt will be a very difficult one for the Golden Eagles.
“Egypt is a good and consistent African side that unfortunately went off the radar. Egypt is Egypt and we are Nigeria. We just have to concentrate on ourselves. It’s going to be a big game and hopefully we can get the points on Friday,” Moses warned.