By Kate Obodo
Former Flying Eagles coach Tunde Disu Â Â Â believes former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha is better off in the Presidential Task Force than in the Super Eagles. His comments is as a result of the call made by former Green Eagles winger Adokie Amiesimaka, calling on the NFF and Presidency to prevail on Okocha to quit retirement.
According to him, bringing the former Bolton Wanderers midfielderÂ back in theÂ team wouldÂ requireÂ more work and physical fitness on the part of the player. Disu said the coming of Okocha in the team might not be the best idea.
â€œ Honestly speaking, it is not going to be easy for Okocha to return to the team. He should be made to focus on the task force committee and other things which he is doing. Although we have seenÂ cases like this in other countries but in our case, it is not going to be easy. Of course, our game nowÂ is not based on novelty match but a competitive one, which players have to beÂ more committed,â€ he said.
â€œFor Jay Jay to come back willÂ mean so much , not only for himselfÂ but also to the team. The situation we are in now is not a child’s play, it requires seriousness and commitment, if we must qualify. But if he wants to come back he has to declare it , and I know with his seriousness Amodu will take him back,â€ he declared.