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Don’t let Tunis draw get into your heads, Aminu cautions Eagles

By Philips Adefioye
Former Super Eagles   defender, Abdul  Aminu has advised the technical crew of the Super Eagles not to relent after the goalless draw against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia which has brought back the country’s qualification hope for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

stricker2Aminu said that it would be bad if the Super Eagles allow the barren draw against Tunisians get into their heads.
“It will be a tragedy if the Super Eagles allow the goalless draw against the Carthage Eagles in Tunis get into their heads. This is the time the Eagles should be more vigilant about the return match against the same Tunisia in Abuja.

“Coach Shaibu Amodu should not also relent, this is not a one man’s job, he should carry his assistants along, it is a collective issue and he should commence the plotting of the Tunisians now and not the time the match is approaching”
The former El kanemi football club of Maiduguri captain said though they need to play more matches in order to blend as a team, for the team to have cohesion, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF ,should organize at lease two friendly matches for the Eagles.

“They still need to play together as a team for cohesion as a well co-ordination. The NFF needs to organize at lease two international friendly matches for them before the return match against the Tunisians and other matches ahead if they want to qualify for the World Cup.”.

Concerning the non inclusion of  home based players in the Eagles squad, Aminu said that the home-based players should be given a chance stressing that some of the local players are better than some of the so-called professional players in Europe.

“Most of our national team players started from the local League and I don’t see why some of the local league players should not be given the opportunity to try their luck. I was once in the Super Eagles as a local player, I plied my trade with El Kanemi Warriors and I played for this country during the Nations Cup and the World cup qualifiers.

“For someone like (Daniel) Amokachi to have said that we don’t have any player in the local league that can be called for the national assignment is not true. Amokachi was a local league discovery, we both played together as  home-based players before he traveled to Europe. If they go from one league venue to another, they will see some talented local league players,”said Aminu.   


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