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World Cup: Eagles’ll do well in Brazil, says Lawal

*Commends Keshi over Odemwingie

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, has expressed joy in Super Eagles change of heart over out-of-favour Osaze Odemwingie even as he said he should extend the same gesture to Ike Uche.

CELEBRATION... Super Eagles lifting their coach, Stephen Keshi high in celebration after winning the Africa Nations Cup in South Africa. Will they celebrate again in Calabar today after qualifying for the 2014 World Cup at the expense of Ethiopia
CELEBRATION… Super Eagles lifting their coach, Stephen Keshi high in celebration after winning the Africa Nations Cup in South Africa. Will they celebrate again in Calabar today after qualifying for the 2014 World Cup at the expense of Ethiopia

He also believes that the Eagles have what it takes to do well at the World Cup in Brazil, even as he charged the players to go all out and beat Mexico in the international friendly billed in the USA on March 5.

Lawal, a member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee, while speaking on the Super Eagles-World Cup bound team, explained that though he did not know the number of friendly matches lined up for the team, he believes the 23-man team selected for the Mexico encounter can hold their own when the chips are down.

“I don’t know the number of international matches that the NFF have for the team before the World Cup proper. I only know that of Mexico. And I believe the players will give the match their best knowing what is on ground,”

Commenting on Odemwingie and Uche, Lawal expressed happiness over Keshi’s comment that he would look the way of Osaze, but called on the Big Boss to rescind his decision to exclude Ike Uche on indiscipline basis.

Lawal also praised out of favour Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo for his resolve and determination to bounce back, while advising him to show quality and more focused. “Yobo no doubt is an experienced defender who will definitely add quality to the squad. But he must show beyond reasonable doubt why he must be part of the World Cup train to Brazil.”


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