The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) may have begun the search for a capable replacement for the Super Eagles as the body is getting impatient over the perceived silence by the Nigeria Football Federation on a request for a friendly match with the national team.
There are indications that the Egypt FA officials may opt to play against Dr Congo if the Eagles’ deal falls through.
The seven time african champions approached the NFF earlier in the week to have a friendly match on April 12 in Dubai with a Super Eagles’ team made up entirely of home-based players.
The Pharaohs are looking at using the match to prepare their team ahead of crucial Africa Nation Cup and World cup qualifiers
The last meeting at the senior level with the Eagles was In 2010 when the Pharaohs beat Nigeria 3-1 in a group game in Benguela on their way to winning a record seventh Nations Cup title in Angola.
They are now under the guidance of former USA coach Bob Bradley after Hassan Shehata quit following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Meanwhile, 1st vice president of the NFF, Frank Umeh, has hinted the Glass House will soon come out with a position on the proposed friendly.