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Chukwu, Izilein Predicts Victory For Eagles

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor, Lagos
Former Super Eagles handler, Christian Chukwu has said that he is positive that Super Eagles of Nigeria could get victory against the Pharaohs of Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday in the return leg of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Chukwu now Technical Consultant of Enugu Rangers International FC made this statement on Sunday in Enugu during a phone chat with Independent while dwelling on the performance of the Super Eagles so far in qualifiers.
According to Chukwu who advised the players to up their game in Egypt, “The Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves in the first game in Kaduna, it unfortunate that they did not win. In the return leg I don’t see any reason that will make them not beat in Egypt.
“After all, the Egyptians came here and got a draw, so why can’t Nigeria go there and win them. There will always be errors and those errors should be corrected, while players only need to have confidence in themselves.”
Speaking further, Chukwu reiterated that the players should uplift their career dream by picking the AFCON ticket to be in Gabon adding, “To represent your country in international tournament like AFCON is the joy of any footballer or sports persons in general.”
Corroborating Chukwu, former Super Falcons head coach, Godwin Izilein said, “Egypt is beatable,” while proffering some technical advice that coach Samson Siasia, would have to change the approach to the game.
“They will win in Egypt, but the coach should tell them to put their balls on the ground and chest level because the Egyptians are taller and bigger. Eagles played fantastic game in Kaduna, is just that they were complacent which is why they could not protect their lead,” Izilein said.
The duo of Chukwu and Izilein admonished that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) should ensure all logistics as well as entitlements of the players are settled before the match day to avoid any distraction.
This is against the backdrop of reports that the players match bonuses are yet to be settled as NFF board was said to be in a crucial meeting over the weekend ostensibly to avoid mistakes of the past.