By John Egbokhan
Former Secretary general of the Nigeria Football Association, Sani Toro, expects the Super Eagles to have a walk over Tunisia, when both sides clash in Sundayâ€™s 2010 World Cup qualifier at the Abuja National Stadium.
Amodu is under intense pressure to guide the home side to a win over the Tunisians, who currently, enjoy a two point cushion on the top of the table, with three matches yet to play, in this hotly contested campaign to grab the sole qualifying ticket to the first World Cup finals holding in Africa.
After eking out a deserved barren stalemate in Tunis, the Nigerians host their fierce north African rivals in what promises to be a cagey affair, which observers, predict would determine which team would go on to play at South Africa 2010.
Speaking to Sports Vanguard, Toro, while predicting that the Eagles will have a walk in the park against Tunisia, said that victory would however depend on the strategy and selection that Amodu adopts.
â€œWithout sounding too immodest, I see our team overrunning Tunisia because our boys are gingered up for this most important of all matches in our recent football history. We have the match in our hands and it is left for Amodu to adopt the right strategy that would guarantee our success on Sunday.
â€œI do not see Tunisia escaping defeat in Abuja, going by the level of work that all stakeholders, including the Presidential Task Force, the Nigeria Football Federation and others are putting to ensure that the players are properly motivated for this huge mission.
â€œI know that the players are motivated but it is now in the hands of Amodu to perfect his plans well so that we would all smile. Amodu is on his last lap of coaching career and he should use this opportunity to extend it, or else, history would not be kind to himâ€, added Toro, who was scribe of the nationâ€™s football association, when the Eagles first qualified for their first World Cup finals in the 1994 edition in the United States of America.