“Nigeria are a very strong team, but we have no objections. It’s always good to compete against football giants.
“We have a lot of players who are competing among themselves for a starting position, and that’s great because we came here to play seven games.
“Our ambition is very simple. Win all the matches.”
Queiroz delayed Egypt’s arrival in Cameroon until Saturday as the Pharaohs, like many teams at the Nations Cup, have had issues with Covid-19 positive tests.
Goalkeeper-coach Essam El-Hadary and Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal were delayed further, and would miss the Nigeria game but were on their way to Cameroon to be ready for Egypt’s second game against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.
Other Egyptian players had also tested negative ahead of the opening game, Kingfut.com reported.
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 on Tuesday:
Algeria v Sierra Leone (Stade Omnisport de Douala, 3pm)
Nigeria v Egypt (Stade Omnisport de Garoua, 6pm)
Sudan v Guinea-Bissau (Stade Omnisport de Garoua, 9pm)