Eagles’ club form sign of good tidings against Zambia, says Obuh
. As team hits Ndola October 7
Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh, has urged the Super Eagles players to ensure they replicate their impressive performances for their various clubs when they meet the Chipolopolo of Zambia in their opening group game of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying series.
Zambia will host Nigeria in Ndola on October 9 and Obuh believes that if the players replicated the standard they have so far displayed for their clubs, the Eagles would win the game.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, Obuh advised the Eagles to forget the failures of the past and focus on qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup.
He posits that Nigeria has all it takes to overcome every team in their group if Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, used the best available materials to persecute the tie.
He also predicts that the Eagles will win in Zambia, hinging optimism on the resilience and commitment shown by the players in their recent tune up matches.
Obuh pleaded with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to motivate the team in every capacity, saying that it would go a long way to boost the morale of the players.
“The Super Eagles can survive in Zambia if the players play as a team. Nigerians should forget the past predicaments of the team. They should think positive on the Eagles now that the team has a new coach at the helm of affairs.
“The young players in the Super Eagles are eager to make their mark and I believe with the winning and fighting spirit in the team at this moment, Nigeria can qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup,” he said.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, has revealed that team will open camp for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 2 in Abuja.
Ibitoye said the players and officials of the team are expected to depart for Zambia on October 7, adding that Coach Gernot Rohr has started monitoring the form of the players ahead of the game.
Ndola is the city at the centre of economic development in Zambia. It is located at the junction of roads leading to several cities and towns on the Copperbelt and beyond.
The name of the city is derived from a tributary of the Kafubu River known as Kandola.
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