We are in seclusion away from the prying eyes of journalists and others watching all we are doing at training now, " observed a top official of the team last night.
"We know it's not going to be easy, they've got quality players but so do we". The Super Eagles finished second in Group B with six points and below debutants Madagascar.
However, many Nigerian football fans have continued to rue the mauling of the Super Eagles by Algeria when the North Africans hosted and won the 1990 AFCON.More news: Surprise! Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz Are Married
On a visit to the team's Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel, yesterday, during which he urged the players to even redouble their efforts in order to cross the semifinal stage, on Sunday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, put a call through to the two well-known philanthropists and tasked them to commit to supporting the team.
The Eagles beat stubborn South Africa 2-1 in Wednesday's quarterfinal match which saw Bafana Bafana threaten to push the game into extra time before William Troost-Ekong saved Nigeria with a late victor.
While many analysts have decried the lack of fluidity in the Super Eagles' play (and correctly so), the three-time champions seemed to get better as the tournament progresses.More news: United Airlines cancels another 5,000 Boeing 737 Max flights
However Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is confident his men will be ready for action against the Desert Foxes.
The Super Eagles recorded a 2-1 win against tournament favorites, Cote d'Ivoire in their quarter-final match before thumping Mali (also huge contenders) 4-1 in the semi-finals.
The Foxes' performance of five victories in Egypt in the most convincing fashion is no doubt intimidating but a former Nigerian worldwide, Barnabas Imenger is confident that if the Super Eagles will sustain the present momentum, they would reach their eighth AFCON finals. They went on to lift the trophy with a 1-0 defeat of Group C foes, Burkina Faso.More news: Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro moves to appoint son as ambassador to US
"It's going to be a tough game". It's going to be a great game to watch, let's hope Nigeria can do it.