By Eddie Akalonu
Henry Nwosu has been there at the Nations Cup in his playing days and he did his job as a support striker well. He was a member of the team who won the Cup in Lagos in 1980.
Another time that he excelled was in Ivory Coast in 1982 when the Eagles was handled by Festus Onigbinde played in final against Cameroun but lost. He again was at his best with the Eagles at MAROC’88 where he slotted in a goal in the final yet again against Cameroun but was ruled offside by the referee.
Now the heat is on Joseph Yobo and mates who take on old foes Guinea. And from the sidelines Nwosu thinks Samson Siasia should field fast-paced attackers who can get the goals to topple Guinea at the topple
“I will advice Siasia to field fast paced attackers who can get goals. We should carry the game to the Guineans, in the realisation that they may play for a draw, which will make them play a defensive pattern. We should get them to play to our own rhythm.
“An early goals will distabilise the Guineans from settling down to showcase their own game- plan. The Nations Cup is no child’s play and countries take it as serious as they do with the World Cup”, added Nwosu
But the former Green Eagles hit-man and Golden Eaglets handler also told the Eagles that they must not underrate their foes or playing to the gallery, saying they should be businesslike from beginning to the end.
“For some time now the the Eagles have shown the tendency to relax and lose focus towards the end of a game and that is a source of worry to many”, said Nwosu.