By Kate Obodo

Former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Board member, Elder Bode Oyewole has urged Super Eagles handler  Shaibu Amodu to adhere to wise counsels that would  better the team as they set out to lock horns with  the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Abuja National Stadium in September.

According him, “there 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.”
Recently there was a call for Austin  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.

Shaibu Amodu

The call has attracted so much contradicting opinions from fans and Sports Administrators alike and Elder Oyewole, a  former Chairman of Shooting Stars, insists that the only way out  is for Amodu to take the bull by the horn.
“I 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 use  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.
“Just as contradicting opinions are still coming in, he should be able to know the advice that is best suitable  for the team  and able to utilize them properly  in order to help beef up  the team for the  remaining matches,” he said.

He however remains confident that the team would pick a 2010 World Cup ticket, maintaining that “we have the players who are capable of qualifying us for the tournament”


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