AFCON 2021: Blocking Mo Salah not enough to stop Egypt ? Finidi George warns Super Eagles

Super Eagles of Nigeria icon, George Finidi has urged Super Eagles players to not focus their attention on Mohamed Salah alone but focus on other players in the Egyptian team ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations opener.


Recall that Nigeria will face the Pharaohs of Egypt in Group D opening game on January 11 and Finidi, who won the competition with Nigeria in 1994, has said Salah who is the Premier League highest goalscorer this season, could be a threat to Nigeria but warned the Super Eagles about other Egyptian stars.


“I don’t think so. I think in football you have eleven players, everybody has his own role.” Finidi told filagoal.


“Definitely Salah is a key player for the team and even if you stop him there are other players that can do magic, that can do their best as well to make sure that they win.

“If you add Salah if he has a good day then he’s going to be a problem, if he’s not having a good day definitely you have a chance to win.

“I think Egypt have been there, they have won the Cup so many times so definitely they have a good team to face Nigeria. I hope Nigeria will have a good day.”