October 14, 2013

Erico charges Super Eagles to overwhelm Walya Antelopes

Lagos – Joe Erico, a former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Coach, has charged the Super Eagles to ensure that they completed the task of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup by overwhelming the Walya Antelopes.

Erico in Lagos that the team should play the return-leg of the play-offs with all seriousness to ensure qualification for the global football fiesta.

It would be recalled that the Super Eagles had battled to a hard-fought 1-2 victory in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

He noted that the victory by the Eagles in far-away Addis Ababa was a plus for the country’s quest for the Brazil 2014 World Cup ticket.

“I think it was a good one and I was sort of overwhelmed. I was very happy. Though it wasn’t too easy and it’s going to be tough when we come back here.

“It can never be easy because they played us so well out there under that high altitude; we were able to contain them.

“So we should try as much as possible to try and contain them and let them not have chances to rarely get into our eighteen like they did randomly in their home.

Erico, who was also a member of the Green Eagles squad, that won the country’s first ever bronze medal in the 1976 AFCON hosted by Ethiopia, however, tipped the Eagles to excel.

The much anticipated second leg of the play-off would hold on Nov.16 in Calabar, Cross River. (NAN)