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2010: Disu says Eagles will qualify ‘miraculously’

By Kate Obodo
Despite the Green Eagles unimpressive 2-2 draw against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia which threw spanners into the country’s dream of qualifying for the first ever World Cup in Africa, former Flying Eagles coach, Tunde Disu is optimistic Nigeria will still qualify.

Disu, who expressed disappointment over the draw, said if the players could show more  commitment and the Nigeria Football Federation continues with its supports and is prayerful, Nigeria will be in South Africa next year for the World Cup.

“Undoubtedly, it will be very tight for us now, for me it is not over until it is over. I believe in miracles because there is nothing God cannot do in this kind of situation.

“Honestly speaking, the boys bungled their opportunity, messed up in that game after much assurance from them. Now our chance is very slim.

“Notwithstanding, I want Nigeria to have faith, especially now that the players, coaches and the NFF have assured us of hope. Let’s give them a benefit of doubt,” he assured.

However in respect of the remaining matches, Disu said coach Shiabu Amodu should look out for players who are committed and who will deliver swiftly.

“Like I said before, nothing is impossible with God. Now that things are like this, the coach just needs to be more careful and also be observant with the kind of players he is selecting for the two matches left,” he advised.

Tunisia is topping Group B with eight points while Nigeria trail behind with six points after a deflating 2-2 draw in Abuja. Nigeria will host Mozambique in Abuja October 6.


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