By Kate Obodo
Former Flying Eagles coach Tunde Disu believes that the new pattern adopted by the Flying Eagles chief coach Samson SiasiaÂ would go a long way in helping him build a capable teamÂ for the forthcoming U-20 World Cup billed for EgyptÂ later this year.
Disu, who expressed delight over the recent tactical strength of the team as well as theÂ performances displayed so far, said with support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigerians, â€œthe team willÂ go beyond silver medal,â€as he urged himÂ to beÂ more determinedÂ and dedicated in ensuring that the team get to the final stage.
According to him, the team need consistent team spirit, focus as well asÂ adhering to the coachâ€™s instruction as they would be tackling world beaters during the competition.
â€œFirst of all, I want toÂ commend his good work so far. Although it is not over yet, but so far he has been able to handle the team and build them up to an extent and I am sure they would come outÂ victorious at the end,â€he said.
â€œHe should however realise that there are other countries competing for this tournament who are also very much desperate to win. Therefore, he should work harder and get capable players who he knows can deliver swiftly,â€ he said
He urged Siaisia to be more focused on the midfield and the defence angle and should be able to know players that are fit and able to deliver good results.
â€œHe has to beÂ more focused on theÂ midfield and the defence side in order to get good results,â€ he advised.
The team which was handed to Siasia early in the year, beat Ghana by a lone goal before dismantling Kenya 11-0. They however lost 1-3 to Guatemala before drawing 1-1 with host and eventual winners of the Five-Nation tournament, Egypt.