Flying Eagles defender, Augustine Njoku says the team is firmly focused on earning maximum points against the Young Pharaohs of Egypt.
The West Africans will be in action for a second time on Wednesday (today) at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
The Nigerian boys are bottom of Group A after losing 1-0 to Senegal in their first game in the competition on Sunday.
Facing the host nation will be a tough challenge with the home fans expected to storm the Cairo International Stadium in large numbers.
Njoku, however, stated that he and his teammates are excited to face the Young Pharaohs.
The centre-back further hinted that the team is keen to secure qualification to the next round.
“We will fight for victory over the Egyptian national team. The match will not be easy, but we have prepared well for it.
“We do not think about losing Senegal and we are ready to face the Egyptian national team. We know that our chances are difficult, but we will fight to book a ticket to qualify for the next round,” he said.
The game will kick-off at 6pm Nigerian time.
U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles focused on beating Egypt – Njoku