The Egyptian Football Association is optimistic the Pharaohs will prevail against the Super Eagles in the March 26 International friendly in Asaba, Delta State.

Both countries had already qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON before the last qualifiers. Nigeria tops with 10 points, while Egypt with 12 points are second behind Tunisia , as the tournament commences on June 21 till July 13 in Egypt after Cameroun was stripped of the initial hosting rights due to unpreparedness.

The Egyptians, who are on the road against the Niger Republic slated in Niamey today, is one of the last fixtures of the AFCON.

Mexican coach, Javier Aguirre had already unveiled the 25-man squad for the epic encounter, as stars like Liverpool’s forward, Mohamed Salah, West Bromwich Albion stopper, Ahmed Hegazi and Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady were omitted, among others, who would not be in Asaba for the friendly.