As part of their plans to intimidate the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the Borg El-Arab Stadium, Egypt are giving out firecrackers to fans who buy ticket for the game.
Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent who is in Egypt reports the firecrackers are giving out to fans under the guise of it will be used to celebrate if they beat Nigeria and qualify for the AFCON for the first time in six years.
Firecrackers are a common feature in Egyptian football but was outlawed by the country’s government after so many stadium incidents but the practice is still going on in patches.
Our correspondent also reveal that despite plans to put in place tight security measures for the game, the Egyptians are hell bent on intimidating the Eagles further after claiming they were intimidated in Kaduna during the reverse tie.
As part of their strategy the interior ministry of Egypt has expressly giving approval to 40,000 fans to be at the Stadium as oppose to the earlier approved 30,000 to match the atmosphere witnessed at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium five days ago in Kaduna,Nigeria.