By Kate Obodo
Former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Board member, Elder Bode Oyewole has urged Super Eagles handlerÂ Shaibu Amodu to adhere to wise counsels that wouldÂ better the team as they set out to lock horns withÂ the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Abuja National Stadium in September.
According him, â€œthere is every need for the coach to listen to advice that would help uplift and better the team in their remaining matches especially the crucial September 6 fixture against the north Africans in Abuja.â€
Recently there was a call for AustinÂ Okocha to quit retirement and return to the Super Eagles by former Green Eagles winger Adokie Amiesimaka, who urged the presidency and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to prevail on the former Eagles captain to return.
The call has attracted so much contradicting opinions from fans and Sports Administrators alike and Elder Oyewole, aÂ former Chairman of Shooting Stars, insists that the only way outÂ is for Amodu to take the bull by the horn.
â€œI believe everybody is entitled to his or her opinion. And I also believe Amodu has his discretion on the formula he should follow or whom to useÂ that will better the team especially in the September tie with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, but my advise is that he should listen to only constructive advice that will be useful to the team.
â€œJust as contradicting opinions are still coming in, he should be able to know the advice that is best suitableÂ for the teamÂ and able to utilize them properlyÂ in order to help beef upÂ the team for theÂ remaining matches,â€ he said.
He however remains confident that the team would pick a 2010 World Cup ticket, maintaining that â€œwe have the players who are capable of qualifying us for the tournamentâ€