By Jerry Asiegbu
Former Green Eagles player, Nicholas Ukadike, has predicted victory for Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles in Sundayâ€™s win or break 2010 World Cup qualifier against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the National Stadium Abuja. Ukadike, who played for Spartans of Owerri and later Iwuanyanwu Nationale in his days, however, warned the Super Eagles to be wary of the Tunisians as they would deploy all antics in their kitty to frustrate them. He said the frustration Nigeria suffered in the hands of Angola on the road to Germany 2006 would not repeat itself this time around, advising that the Super Eagles should do away with anxiety and utilise their chances as they come.
The former Abiola Babes player who spoke to Sports Vanguard at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, criticised the Nigerian press for blowing open every issue concerning the Super Eagles unlike their Tunisian opponents whom not much is heard about. He counselled the Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, not to be distracted by such undue publicity, but concentrate and deliver the three points on Sunday.
Ukadike said â€œthose who will adorn the shirts should do Nigeria proud for to whom much is given much is expectedâ€, in reference to the efforts of the Presidential Task Force in ensuring that Nigeria qualify. He appealed to the players to put in something extra apart from the instructions of the coaches to justify their professional status, emphasizing that he was not disturbed because the Super Eagles would win convincingly.