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Eagles can only get better, says Siasia

Abuja – The Super Eagles Chief Coach Samson Siasia has said that the team’s 4-0 win over Ethiopia’s Walyas Antelopes, Sunday in Abuja is an indication that the team could only get better.

The Eagles beat the Ethiopians in a 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying match at the Abuja National Stadium.

Two goals each from Peter Utaka (35 seconds and 54th minute) and substitute Ikechukwu Uche (79th and 90th minutes) were enough to cage the struggling Ethiopians who became physical from frustration, earning them three bookings.

 Speaking at the post-match conference, Siasia said his team did all that was necessary in the game and expressed confidence that the players had the potential to do better in subsequent games.

 “The boys did very well, and since the bottom line is winning, it has been a nice day’s job. Moreover, we scored four goals, and that’s okay.

 “From my assessment, as long as we keep doing what we are doing, what I foresee is we can only get better and when we meet another team it will be a different ball game,’’ he said.


 The coach, however, praised the contributions of players like Mikel Obi and Victor Anichebe, saying they kept to pre-match instructions.

 “I am satisfied with Anichebe as he played to instructions, and his substitution for Osaze Odemwingie in the 59th minute was not because I was angry with him or anything.

 “Mikel also did well, as he helped us to keep possession. In fact, we used more players in the midfield because the idea was to move forward and score goals.

“We hope to maintain such playing philosophy in the future,’’ he said.

 Speaking also on the match, team captain Joseph Yobo said he and his teammates were not going to bother about their performance in the game.

 “The most important thing for us now is winning, nothing else matters. I can only assure Nigerians that we are going to take all our matches seriously,’’ he said


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