Former Nigerian goalkeeper and Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, Joseph Dosu says he is optimistic that Nigeria will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon ahead of Egypt regardless of the goalless draw against Tanzania.

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Egypt defeated Chad 5-1 to go top of Group G with six points, while Nigeria are on four points and sit second on the log. However, Dosu maintained that the Eagles must first beat Egypt in Kaduna in a bid to boost their chances of qualifying for the tournament.

“I have no doubt that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon regardless of the result against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania. The most important thing at this point in time is for the technical crew to beat Egypt in Kaduna at least to stay top of them to help boast the player’s morale.

“The issue of whether the team will overcome Egypt in Cairo is something I think is achievable if the players go there with the right mentality. I have confidence in Oliseh to deliver the Nations Cup ticket despite the huge pressure on him,” Dosu said.

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