June 20, 2009

2010 World Cup: Adepoju confident of Eagles victory in Rades

By  Kate Obodo
Former Super Eagles  attacking midfielder  Mutiu Adepoju a.k.a “Head Master” is confident that the Super Eagles will leave Rades smiling, as they take on Tunisia in one of the groups 2010 World Cup qualifiers today.  The Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan General Manager, like Adokie Amiesimaka believes an  attacking  formation coupled with a good defence will see the  Super Eagles leave Rades with the desired three points in the crucial to qualifier.

“The players know that they can not afford to lose this match. They also know that Nigerians will not forgive them if the Super Eagles are not in South Africa next year, so they only have one option and that is to play as if their lives depend on the match. “Against Kenya, we saw a team that was hungry but we have to raise the bar in Rades because if we play the Tunisians the way we played in Abuja, there will be trouble. The north Africans are a better side than the Harambee Stars and we need to approach this match differently”.

“It is not going to a easy game. We should  not just  attack and attack, there is the need to defend as well if we must win . Another important point is that our ability to win in Rades also depends on how we utilize our chances.

“Tunisians are tough so we should expect some form of   difficulty but if our players can really go all out  and win, it will definitely help matters in our qualification. It is a known  fact the Tunisians would come out in full attacking formation. It is a match  we can win and  any thing can happen, we have what it takes to win the match,,” he said.