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Abdullahi: Super Eagles Must Qualify AFCON 2019

Abdullahi: Super Eagles Must Qualify AFCON 2019

By Adeboye Amosu:

Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi, says the team must now fight hard to secure a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after their early ouster from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the last two AFCON’s despite their pedigree as one of the strongest teams in the continent.

Gernot Rohr’s men already face a tough task in their bid to make it to Cameroon after losing their first qualifying fixture 2-0 at home against South Africa.

The Bursaspor of Turkey defender reckons that the team must concentrate on reaching Cameroon after their unlucky exit from the 2018 World Cup after First Round.

“It is important that we qualify for the next AFCON in Cameroon. We have not played in the competition for some time now and we can’t afford to miss the next one,” Abdullahi told CSN.

“I believe we have a team that can get the job done despite all the odds. The teams in our group won’t hand us the ticket on a platter of gold, so we have to work very hard to beat them to it.”

The three-time AFCON champions will face Seychelles in their qualifying game on September 7 in Victoria.

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  • Mykel 3 years ago

    it’s unfortunate that we might enter into this qualifiers with same genart rohr. a coach that has zero confidence on his players and even his coaching staff. first of all we must stop this 4231 formation that is killing our football, we are known for attacking style of play, it was late Stephen keshi that introduced that formation knowing that we had a lot of average players then. Now we have a group of talented players that really play football, we also have some young energetic footballers that have never been tried by Rohr.with all these players, it beats my imagination that we are still using two defensive midfielders against teams like sechells, South Africa, Zimbabwe Benin Republic etc. We must go back to 442 formation that being the best out of our pacy forwards,make us score goals and dominate games, all the matches we played during qualifiers last year, we never had superior ball possession, our friendly matches that we played, we were chasing the ball for 90 mins and it was a very shameful thing to see. I really felt like Diego marradonna watching super eagles. If rohr should stay, he should be made to change his defensive style of play,we must replace sanusi, he is of no use their, bring sia 1 or amunike to support him period. otherwise they should sack him

  • Presh 3 years ago

    And Shehu is talking.

  • Go and win nations cup not jst qualifying alone