World Cup play-offs: “Nigeria has the psychological edge over Ethiopia” – Agali

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By Phillip Eta on October 2, 2013

Eagles-vs-Kenya-line-up-300x186Former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali, has stated that Nigeria holds the psychological edge over Ethiopia, ahead of the first leg of the 2014 World Cup play-off in Addis Ababa.

The current African champions need to overcome the East Africans, for a ticket to represent Africa in Brazil next summer, but Agali says although it won’t be easy, Nigeria will sail through.

“It is not going to be easy, no doubt about that. For Ethiopia to have reached the final stage of the African qualifiers, it means that they have a good team,” Agali told The Punch.

“But they are no match for the Eagles; we are the current African champions and invariably the best team in Africa. Besides, we have an intimidating record against them.

“When we played them at the Africa Cup of Nations, we beat them 2-0. Though it was a difficult game, but it will give our players a psychological edge.”

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