Musa not concerned with Pharaohs

Ahmed Musa wants team focus ahead Nigeria final four games in Group G of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying.

Musa who captained the Super Eagles in the absence of goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama in Saturday’s 2017 Afcon qualifying game away to Tanzania says only “total focus” will see the three-time African champions book a ticket for the finals in Gabon.

“We have to focus on ourselves and not what our group opponents do,” the CSKA Moscow man said in reply to a question posed by supersport.com in a press conference on Monday.

Egypt have already installed themselves as first favourites to claim the Group’s sole automatic qualifying ticket following convincing wins over Tanzania and Chad-sides the Super Eagles struggled against.

Musa however claims his teammates are not concerned with how the Pharaohs fare in their group matches.

“We followed (Egypt’s) game against Chad (on Sunday) but we are not under any pressure.

“It was a good game for them because they won 5-1 but for us, we are only thinking about the two games we will play against them both at home and away.

“We don’t have to think about Egypt but concentrate on ourselves.

“We have the quality and we believe in our coaches. Hopefully, we can do it and make our country proud,” he said.

Nigeria have amassed four points from their first two games in 2017 Afcon qualifying after beating Chad 2-0 on match day one and drawing 0-0 with Tanzania on match day two.

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