Sunday, September 06, 2015

Soccer fans applaud Eagles in spite of 0-0 drawn game

Lagos – Some football fans on Saturday in Lagos
applauded the performance of the Super Eagles after
their 0-0 drawn game against Tanzania in Dar es

Some of the fans who spoke in separate interviews
said the newly appointed coach, Sunday Oliseh
accomplished his first task in an impressive manner.

Friday Ekpo, a former Eagles' midfielder said it was a
good game but the team still needs to understand

"I can understand the fact that it is a new team and
they just came together, with just a few days training,
as compared to their Tanzanian counterparts, who
have played together for some time.

"I believe that they can still do better in their next
match. The goalkeeper was the man of the match for

"The coach should look into the midfield for
someone, who will determine the pace of the game
and how best to lay good passes to the strikers," he

Amiesimaka Adokiye, a former Green Eagles player
said the team was still young; with just a few days
ttraining before the game; the draw was good

"I am glad that the first task of Oliseh did not end in a
loss. That shows you that we're improving. This team
is young, but it's growing fast and they are learning

"The boys still need to understand their game and
play together, thereby taking their confidence rate
higher, so that they can play with ease in their next

"I know that it can only get better. The fact that we
had a draw, I think it is a good result," he said.

Another former Eagles player, Bright Omokaro, said
that the boys played averagely well, but still need to
buck up fast.

"I know Nigerian fans' expectations were high and
good results are all that they expect. The boys need
to put more effort in their game and teamwork is key
to it.

"Football has gone beyond what it used to be in the
past, it is more scientific in approach. Anyway, I see a
better team will come out for our next match.

"More unison in play, more coordinated passes and a
finisher, who will take the balls into the net; these are
few things that the coach should work on before the
next game.

"The goalkeeper was brilliant during the match and I
give him kudos,'' he said.

Nigeria have not lost to Tanzania before since their
first meeting in 1972, where the Eagles have won four
times While their meetings ended in draws.

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