Lagos — As the Super Eagles defeated their Namibian opponents 1-0, some more football stakeholders have continued to commend the efforts of the national team.
Taiwo Ogunjobi, a former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) in a telephone interview shortly after the match said that there would be the need for them to stay focused.
He said that both teams gave a good showing of themselves, saying, however, that the victory was no fluke.
Ogunjobi, hailed the new face of the Eagles but called for caution, urging the team not to be in a ‘hurry’ in the process of scoring goals.
“The team played very well, most especially within the first half. We overwhelmed them.
“We missed lots of scoring chances because we were in a hurry to score,” he said, noting that apart from this, “we played well.
“The Brave Warriors came to defend, which they did to the best of their ability. They were happy they did not concede more goals,” Ogunjobi said.
“Keshi must have learnt a thing or two about the Namibian team, so with a better understanding we should repeat same feat in Malawi,” he said.
A former Eagles Chief Coach, Adegboye Onigbinde said the team’s victory was a commendable effort. “I pray we get better and build on what we have so far.
“I am happy we won, I am not yet convinced though. I am not satisfied as it is because I believe we still have a lot to do,” he said.
Colin Udoh, a former Eagles’ Media Officer said: “the team is work in progress”.
He said the team needed to take advantage of Kenya’s draw and establish their leadership of group ‘F’.
“The good thing is that Kenya has dropped some points, which is good for us to maintain the leadership of the group.
“We should take our chances, we will have to score more than a goal,” he said.
Dr Rafiu Oladipo, the President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, said that Keshi needed to work on the scoring ability of the players.
Oladipo, who led the club to Calabar to cheer the team to victory, said the loss of many scoring chances was a result of poor goal scoring skills.
He, however, said the most important thing was that Nigeria was able to secure the three points at stake.
Joseph Dosu, former Eagles goalkeeper said the bottom line was that the team won. “I am proud of the home-based players.
“They have created a huge competition and I am proud of the team because they played very well,” he said. NAN
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