Eagles Legend Sends Fans Stunning Message As Nigeria Face Egypt, 2 Other Big Nations in AFCON 2021 Group Stage

Eagles Legend Sends Fans Stunning Message As Nigeria Face Egypt, 2 Other Big Nations in AFCON 2021 Group Stage

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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  • Dosu Joseph was part of the Nigerian football team that won gold at the men’s event during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996
  • The 48-year-old who further had three caps for the Super Eagles has expressed confidence following the AFCON 2021 draws
  • Despite facing Egypt in their opener, Dosu has stated that Group D which also comprises of Sudan and Guinea Bissau is good for Nigeria

Former Nigerian international goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has stated that he believes being drawn in Group D alongside Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament is good for the Super Eagles.

AFCON 2021 tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, and will take place from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

Three-time African champions Nigeria will begin their quest for a fourth AFCON title when they face the Pharaohs of Egypt who are the most successful team at the competition having won it seven times.

Eagles Legend Sends Fans Stunning Message As Nigeria Face Egypt, 2 Other Big Nations in Afcon 2021 Group Stage
Dosu Joseph in action at Atlanta '96. Photo: Bob Thomas Sports
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The Eagles will then take on Sudan in their second group game, before wrapping up the preliminary stages against Guinea Bissau.

The Nation recounted that Dosu was part of the Dream Team that won gold in football at the 1996 Olympics. He has now stated that the Super Eagles should take the competition step-by-step.

In a telephone chat with Legit.ng, Dosu said the first game is very important; while he cautions that anything is also possible. He said:

“I believe the group is okay for us to start from. Let’s pick it game-by-game. We shouldn’t just jump to semifinal or final. The first game is important, then second game and then third game.
“Then when we get into the semifinal, we will now know who and who is in that stage. We will now know if we can go on to win the trophy, or if something else will happen. Most important thing is let’s pick it game-by-game.”

Rohr wary of African powerhouse Egypt

Meanwhile, Gernot Rohr earlier disclosed that he does not wish the Super Eagles to face seven-time winner Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire in the group stage of the African Cup of Nations.

Rohr will be in charge of the Super Eagles in his second successive AFCON tournament after the 2019 edition in Egypt in 2019.

Being aware of threat teams like Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire possess the German tactician admitted that he does not want to face the Pharaohs and the Elephants.

Bonfrere Jo claims Rohr uses players wrongly

Legit.ng earlier reported that Bonfrere Jo has blamed Nigeria's inability to perform at the biggest level and win trophies to the wrong usage of players by Gernot Rohr.

And Bonfrere Jo who won gold for Nigeria at the Atlanta 96' Olympics as well as coming second at the AFCON 2000.

The Dutchman man also worked as assistant coach with his compatriot Clemens Westerhof where they won the AFCON 1994 and qualified Nigeria into the round of 16 at the World Cup.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.