Thursday Nov 10, 2016. 10:05
Zamalek winger Stanley Ohawuchi has said he expects Nigeria to beat Algeria in a World Cup qualifier in Uyo this weekend.
"The game will be tough, but the Eagles are very strong now and I see them picking all the three points against Algeria in Uyo,” predicted the former Nigeria U20 star.
"The North Africans are easily provoked.
"I play with them and I understand their type of football.
"They will bring the game to you in the first half by mounting pressures and all you have to do is to absorb the pressure.
"By the second half, they will be tired. The Eagles can capitalise on this and pick all three points.”
Ohawuchi, who scored for Zamalek during their CAF Champions League final at home against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, said he remains confident he will soon be considered by the Super Eagles.
"Sometimes you feel very bad for not getting call up to the national team and sometimes you feel happy because Nigeria have so many talented players all over the world,” he said.
"I am sure it's not yet my time, when my time comes you will see me in the colours of Super Eagles.”
He restated his case for a place in the Eagles.
"I scored so many goals for Bayelsa United and I was the second highest scorer in the 2009/2010 NPFL season,” he recounted.
"And I have scored so many important goals for my foreign teams as well.
“Hopefully soon I'll get a call-up to the national team.”
By Wale Oyekanmi