By Kate Obodo
Rangers Interna tional FC TechnicalÂ Â Adviser Christian Chukwu believes the Super Eagles chance of qualifying for 2010 World Cup would have been easierÂ if the players had defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Rades stadium in TunisiaÂ Â last weekend.
According to him, winning would have assisted in tracking the Tunisians down inÂ the Group as well as easingÂ up tensionÂ when they (Super Eagles)lock horns withÂ the North Africa in their reversed match slated for September 6 in Abuja.
In a telephone chat with Saturday Vanguard, the former Green Eagles captain stated that in as much as the Super Eagles drew with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisian that there is every need for gravity and commitment as this would determine our prospects of picking the World Cup ticket billed in South Africa next year.
â€œMy reaction is like any other reaction, the Super Eagles went there and drew, honestly speaking we would have gotten more than a draw, so that we can be more comfortable on our stand, in all we hope for the best,â€ he began.
â€œWith a win we would have put the TunisiansÂ on a high dump and play our other matches with ease but with this there is every need for us to win all our matches only this can relieve us and our hope to be in the World Cup, especially as it would be hosted for the first in Africa,â€the formerÂ Harambee stars of Kenya tactician declared.
He however, urged the team toÂ do every thing possible to track the TunisiansÂ down in the September match as the World Cup ticket is now inÂ their hand, adding that any slip would denyÂ Nigeria flag forÂ hoistingÂ come next year in South Africa.