By Solomon Nwoke
AS Nigerians look forward to the September 6 all-important match against Tunisia in the 2010 World Cup qualifier, assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Daniel â€˜The Bullâ€™ Amokachi, said that “qualification is in our hands”.
Amokachi who spoke at Supersportsâ€™ unveiling of their Cable Television programme for the season, said Eagles qualification for the 2010 World Cup is in their hands, adding that the Eagles are a formidable team irrespective of what people feel about them.
The Bull said that despite that the Eagles are not playing friendly matches like other countries does not call for panicking.
â€œEverything is in our hands as far as the 2010 World Cup qualification is concerned. It is not what you play during FIFA free window friendly games that determine the quality of a team, but the ability of a team to continue to play as a team. Ordinarily, friendly games are meant for the selection of the squad. We have got a formidable team to stand against Tunisia come September 6.
We have two great players in each department of the squad and this accounts for the reason the chief coach of the team, Shaibu Amodu, ruled against playing friendly matches. Amodu felt that it will be beneficial to both the players and their respective clubs and the country alike.
I quite agree with him because it will be nice the players stay with their clubs forÂ pre-season preparation which will also help them to regain their lost shirts in their clubs and in return prepare them for the cracker ahead.â€
He also commended the federal government for setting up the Presidential Task Force to further galvanise support for the team and urged all Nigerians to be positive with their support for the team as they are sure of playing in the World Cup final in South Africa come 2010.