Argentina not a threat if . . . , Omokaro

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Former Super Eagles defender, Bright Omokaro has advocated the need for a thorough preparation for the Super Eagles in the buildup for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Omokaro said yesterday in Lagos that through such a calculated approach, the Eagles would be well prepared for the global football fiesta.

Nigeria's players warm up during a training session in Nelspruit on January 24, 2013, on the eve of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations goup C football match against reigning champions Zambia.   AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s players warm up during a training session in Nelspruit on January 24, 2013, on the eve of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations goup C football match against reigning champions Zambia. AFP PHOTO

He added that the Stephen Keshi tutored team should go about their preparations, with the playing pattern of their group stage opponents in mind.

Nigeria was drawn alongside Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F in the draws that were conducted in Brazil on Dec.6.

Omokaro emphasised the need for early preparations to enable the team make an impact in the biennial football tournament.

“To me as a footballer, I don’t think Argentina is much of a threat if necessary preparations are put in place.

“We have talented players and we can win if we are determined and well prepared, let them eliminate that norm of fire brigade approach to international competitions and we will be fine,” he said.

Omokaro, who was also a member of the Super Eagles squad that won a silver medal at the 1988 AFCON in Morocco, charged the Eagles to work hard on team tactics.

“Argentina goes back to the drawing board to fortify those areas that are lacking and this is what we need to start doing from now.

“At the technical level, we need to start now to prepare because this is the right time if we want to make a mark during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” Omokaro added.

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