A former Super Eagles   player, Victor Ikpeba, believes Chinedu Ogbuke and Yakubu Aiyegbeni could be the joker for coach Shaibu Amodu when Nigeria meets Tunisia on September 6 in Abuja.


Aiyegbeni and Ogbuke has been on injury list in the past few months and this has ruled them out of crucial games both at club and national levels.

The match is the decider in Group Two of the qualifying series and Ikpeba argued that there was a need for the surprise element to boost the performance of the Eagles.

Ikpeba was speaking on Sunday in Lagos during the second edition of a Brila group packaged television proagmme, ‘2010 Countdown.’ Brilla Group CEO, Larry Izamoje, is a co-presenter of Ikpeba in the show.

He said, “The Tunisians will playback the match we played against them in Tunis over and over again. The advantage we have now is the players nursing injury and I expect the coach to use the key players injured as the main weapon to deal with the Tunisians.

“Aiyegbeni and Ogbuke are very good strikers and not much is known about them. They can deliver the three points.”
He also lamented the gap between the defence and the midfield of the Eagles in recent games.


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