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Don’t play Tunisia with fear, Adeshina advises Amodu, Eagles

By Philips Adefioye

Former Super Eagles player, Ademola Adeshina has advised the chief coach of the Super Eagles, Shaibu Amodu  and the entire team not to entertain any fear against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia even as he warned that tomorrow’s match is not one to be toyed with.

Adeshina told Saturday Vanguard sports in an exclusive interview that the match was a match that should not be taken for granted, pointing out that a draw against the Tunisians might end the Eagles dream of picking the sole World Cup ticket in their group.

“The match is a match that should not be toyed with because a draw will harm the country’s qualification for the World Cup in South Africa,” he said, adding that the last experience of not qualifying for Germany 2006 should not repeat it self.

“We must do everything to get the maximum three points which is very important. They must not look at the home advantage issue, gone are the days when home advantage worked. There is nothing like home advantage anymore. The experience of missing out of the 2006 World Cup is still fresh in the mind of Nigerians, they should know what is at stake.”

The one time 3SC Football Club of Ibadan player emphasised that the Super Eagles technical crew should be left alone to carry out their plans properly, adding that players should not be imposed on them as it might cause problem for the team.

“The Nigeria Football Federation should leave Amodu and his crew to do the job. With the calibre of players in camp and the fighting spirit in them, they should able to grab the sole ticket. Tunisia is not a push over in football, most especially in World Cup qualifiers. If you look at the records, the Tunisians  do not joke with the World Cup, they have edged us out twice,” he said.

“I am sure that we are going to qualify but it will be like a camel going through the eye of a needle. A good thing does not come easily, we must prepare for it because he who prepares for a war, has half won the war. This is a war I believe we will win at the end of  90 minutes,” Adeshina affirmed.


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