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Exclusive: 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles Strikers Must Be Ruthless In Front Of Goal -Akpoborie

Exclusive: 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles Strikers Must Be Ruthless In Front Of Goal -Akpoborie

Former Nigerian forward, Jonathan Akpoborie has urged the Super Eagles strikers to be brutal in front of goal ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers slated for September.

Recall that Nigeria has been pitted alongside Liberia, Cape Verde, and Central Africa Republic (CAR). The three-time African champions will begin the second round of the qualifiers against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on September 3.

Gernot Rohr’s men will then travel to Cape Verde on September 7.

The Super Eagles play a double-header against the Central African Republic (CAR) between October 6 and 12. Nigeria will host the first leg, before travelling for the reverse fixture.

They will then play against Liberia and Cape Verde again the following month. These two matches will be played between November 11 and 16.

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Speaking with Completesports.com, the former Wolfsburg star stated that the Super Eagles’ array of stars may not count if the players fail to convert every chance that comes their way.

“This is the time to avoid any margin for errors because the World Cup qualifiers often time is full of upset. Having an array of superstars playing in Europe may not be enough to win a game if the players fail to do the needful, which is scoring goals.

“We have quality strikers such as Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and others that can score goals but they must have to be ruthless against the likes of Liberia, Cape Verde, and CAR if they are to make a big statement of intent. We have what it takes to qualify from this group and book the main ticket for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”

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  • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

    Ehen, Part-time CSN Staff dem don come again. Na your turn for interview this week….last week it was Shorunmu. Next week it will be Mobi Okparaku….LMAOooo….una weldone ehn. Orisirisi. And later they will claim nobody wants to give them jobs because they are blacks…..LMAOooo

    • Hahahaha….haha. Chairman of Eyes in Tokyo go soon come. As dem Don go fall our hands for Tokyo, their next stop na SE n Rohr. Every gold they touch turn to dust.

    • Oakfield 2 months ago

      Lol….. Weekend go Dosu… Lol

  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    …@Dr.Drey… @Oakfield…@GLORY… I swear to god… any further negative comment about our able minister Mr. Sunday Dare, and our ex-inteenationals… I mean real legends again… Walahi I will declare war on all of una here. Make una no try me o… ride on Mr Sunny Dare… Great fellow… engineer of local content policy… if we want local content in oil sector… we sure need it in football and sports also… Honorable minister @JimmyBall dey your back. I need more interviews from ex-internationals… Jonny Akpoborie… thanks for you advice to our coach…. Lol. Coach Gehrnot Zagallo Sacchi Rohr must change mindset by force… Long live Super Eagles… I Sidon the wait for who go insult my guys again!

    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      Hahahaha….dem do well. Make dem sidon for their parlour dey gossip Rohr matter when their mate just win in 2nd league tittle in 3 seasons now. Posterity will remember them for they medals the won for gossiping on online sports pages. Anyway, the excuse of “they never game us jobs because we are blacks” will always come in handy….LMAOoooo.

      We must hold Rohr to high standards, we must hold Rohr to the terms of his contract, please to what should we hold Sunday Dare for trying to “bribe” athletes to haul medals for him at the Olympics in other to provide a cosmetic cover to all the shame he and his ministry has brought to us at this olympics…? LMAOoooo

      Only for Nigeria naim poor man go wan teach rich man how to make money…LMAOoo.

      Shebi you don swear to your god Dare…ngwa bring it on pls. Do me that pleasure….365 days i’ll be ready and waiting.

    • Oakfield 2 months ago

      Lol…. Your’re just a comedian…@jimmyball

  • @ Jimmyball, if you ain’t ashamed of the present state of our sport in terms of administration, then I won’t waste my precious time going into foolish behind the screen war with you or anyone. And nothing will stop me from latching out at these bunch of idiots disgracing Nigeria every where they go.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

      Do you know where the minister is bringing us from? Our major stadiums are on renovation. Will you choose Dalung or our exes that players knee down and collect money from them? I prefer a sound mind like Dare. Give him another few years you guys will see the improvement you ask. The only problems are the federations they don’t care about the welfare of their bodies it’s really sad despite the serious preparations the minister afforded them. Let’s leave Minister out of this federation madness!

      • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

        Dare dismissed the claim in some quarters that he has no power to wade into the Super Eagles since there are elected officers in charge of the country’s football.

        According to the minister, as the chief custodian of Nigeria’s sports sector, he has the powers to correct any shortcomings he discovers in ANY ARM of the sector, including football.

        He added: “The Super Eagles represent Nigeria, sing Nigeria’s national anthem and wear Nigerian jerseys. So, without Nigeria as a sovereign country, they have nobody to represent.

        “When we look at their operations to make them better, it is no interference. They represent 200 million Nigerians and not any association or any individual. They carry our hopes and aspirations and as minister of sports of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is my responsibility to ensure that the interest of Nigerians is protected.”

        “You see when you fail to do the necessary checks, then you run the risk of repeating the same mistakes, failures and disappointments.”
        After 2 years as minister “sound mind” dare has led us to nearly the most disgraceful Olympics outing we’ve ever attended (probably next to London 2012). Bloody pathetic lying fool wants as to give him more years…..Idiot. Your minister should pack his load and his queens English and leave when Buhari is leaving in 2023……because we know he has no shame and honour to tender a resignation when he’s back from his jamboree in Tokyo. Imagine our athletes are being given just only 1 pair of kit…JUST ONE PAIR OF JERSEY FOR AN OLYMPICS…and even have to do the washing by themselves….LMAOOoo. When nor be Inter secondary school competition for heaven’s sake….LMAOOooo. Was it kits of just only 60 athletes customs seized at the ports a few weeks ago..? I doubt. People must seize every opportunity to steal from the country.

        • Ayphillydegreat 2 months ago

          Don’t mind the bloody fool old cargo. What else do you expect to here from someone who is always crying about likes and dislikes on the forum and always bragging about trading on forex at 50 plus?? When in actuality na inside internet trap house the mad monkey dey live. Why won’t he be worshipping the joke of a minister. Let Dare stay in office forever na? Let him not pack his shameful bags after 2023 mumude.

      • @China, both Dare and Dalung are in the same bus. If you say because our stadiums are under renovation because of the work Dare is doing. Then that’s a laughable excuse. If you ar renovating stadiums then provision should be made for an alternative practice area. Thats Just normal Planning, oh I forgot, Sunday Dare is a journalist and knows nothing about planning and implementation. We should learn to place the right pegs in the right holes.

      • @ Chima if you can recall, almost every one here on this forum celebrated the in coming of Dare. But it seems he just started getting things totally wrong as soon as he started fraternizing with people like Odegbami n many other self serving ex internationals. They got him to focus albeit for their selfish gains only on SE N ROHR. In doing that the others sports suffered neglect. Dare only started realising how the other sports were being neglected a bit too late. He tried no doubt to fix things by reshuffling the board members but then too many things had gone wrong. Don’t get me wrong, Dare seem to have good intentions and no sane person will regret he replaced Darlung but he is lately, foolishly dancing to the tune of some few egg heads who if you can read in between their lines, don’t care about Nigeria and our success in sport. All they care about is how to line their pocket. If Dare don’t stay far these lots, Odegbami especially, they are gonna surely drag him n unfortunately Nigeria down its lowest ebb in sport. DARE’S COMMENT THAT THERE MUST BE QUOTA FOR HOMEBASED PLAYERS SELECTION, GIVES HIM OFF AS ONE BEING MISLEAD INTO SACRIFING EXCELLENCE AT THE ALTAR OF HIM INCOMPETENCE. WITH SUCH COMMENTS, HOW CAN AN INTELLIGENT PERSON TRUST SUCH PERSONS TO GET NIGERIA TO FIELD THE BEST IN COMPETITIONS. Only God knows if those that went to Tokyo are actually the best though I am not trying to ridicule their well appreciated effort. It saddens me deeply seeing the state of Nigeria sports. Imagine not a single boxer, athletes crashing out with reckless abandon. Over here Nigeria is becoming a laughing stock in the Olympic games discuss, whereby people compare us with smaller countries picking medals while a country as big as Nigeria struggles. Only a classless Nigeria man or woman won’t be ashamed of these fallout from Tokyo Olympics.

      • @Chima, why are you wasting your positive energy responding to irrational comments.
        The sports minister became their target the moment he saved the country from the fraudulent contract offered to the trophyless and operated coach,
        They will never support the Minister because he stopped the fraudulent offer of pay rise to a coach who has failed to improve.
        They will continue to insult the Minister because he reasoned with the progressives that performance clause should be inserted in the contract of their world class Coach Lion Roar..
        They will continue to wail because Belmadi’s boy will have to win the next afcon or get fired.
        Since the renewal of his contract, GR has broken three records:
        1. The first SE coach to spend a year without a W
        2. The first SE coach to loose a 4 goal lead.
        3. The first SE coach to loose to Cameroon (regulation time) in 32 years.
        Rather than support the clamor for technical improvement and change in approach, they have continued to cast aspersions on ex-internationals.
        You can’t give what you don’t have, GR techniques are not in-tune with current robust approach.

        • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

          Hahahahaha……Liars Utd have come again….they have nothing in defence of their clueless minister and have switched the topic of discourse to Rohr their enemy. Please Fat Lairs should please post links show us where the minister was EVER involved in Rohr’s contract renewal….LMAOOoo. They should pls tell us if he was the one that brought covid 19 to the world which necessitated a pay cut. They should tell us if it was the Minister who inserted the targets in the contract offered to Rohr which he has been meeting with relative ease so far…..LMAOooo

          E dey pain dem for body say their talk talk minister is a colossal failure. Their minister who is accusing another person of incompetence has been exposed to the the father of incompetence itself.

          We must hold Rohr to high standards, we must hold Rohr to the terms of his contract, please to what should we hold your Mr loquacious loud mouthed Dare for trying to “bribe” athletes to haul medals for him at the Olympics in other to provide a cosmetic cover to all the shame he and his ministry has brought to us at this olympics….? LMAOoooo. To what should we hold him and his team of jamboree fleas who followed him to Tokyo eg Dan Amokachi, Oga Mathematical and others for the global embarrassment their incompetence and cluelessness has brought us…? LMAOOooo.

          We are talking of addressing the global shame their tin-god and his administrative team’s incompetence has brought to the whole nations, Senseless idiots are talking about Rohr who has taken us from the septic tank of 17th in Africa and 70th in the world where their “local content” people dumped us and ran away and made us top contenders once again….something Paul le Guen claimed was impossible….Lol. From not qualifying back to back, Rohr narrowly missed the finals of an expanded AFCON
          after 6 whole years of watching AFCON from our homes and brought bronze home and they are talking yuen yuen yeun up and down like goats that ate velvet bean plant…..pls is it not the bronze their yeye minister is desperately tripling prize money for athletes to win now…LMAOOoooo

          They are still crying over fake records up and down while the man is setting the real records that matter like being the 1st SE coach to qualify for 3 consecutive tournaments with games to spare…the 1st SE coach to qualify for any tournament with 2 games to spare…the 1st ever SE to produce 3 top scorers back to back to back….and still the coach with the highest win ratio ever as SE coach…..LMAOOoo. Lairs Utd and their committee of jobless ex-international advisers should pls continue to wail o. People who cannot channel their advise to building successful coaching careers for themselves want to advise others….LMAOOo. In case you all haven’t heard, Rohr is taking the SE to 2022 world cup….LMAOOo Your sorrows have just started.

          They want us to keep quiet and worship their tin-god minister and praise him to high heavens for his revolutionary efforts in our sports which has given us such wonderful results at Tokyo Olympics….LMAOOo….Bunch of useless people.

          • Ayphillydegreat 2 months ago

            Are minding this one. Very delusional in his thinking. The only thing he come here to say is about irrational results that are inconsequential. He hasn’t been able to celebrate a draw recently that’s why you only see him once in a while because he beret of ideas. Don’t worry Larry you can come here and celebrate Rohrs failure the next time the SuperEagles draw a match. Bunch of retarded lunatic bigots.

      • JimmyBall 2 months ago

        @Chima E Samuels… Thank you for reminding us about Solomon Dalung… hahahaha. That guy almost send DSS after Siasia for taking Olympic Eagles to USA for camping… hahaha. Kai… We get sports administrators no be lie. I think that football bronze was the only thing we won in that Olympics… Nigeria my country…

        • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

          @Glory talk sense but the other two Masquerades are just full of deception. Ayphilly especially for me is just a clown. People using anonymous to disrespect people online. @Jimmy these guys are the typical example of black morons that tries to buy people with their cheap bogus ideas.

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            Are we not on the same forum..? why have you not succeeded in buying a single soul with your own “unbogus ideas”….LMAO. See the father of deception claiming someone else is full of deception. Imagine the devil accusing someone else of being evil…..LMAOOoo. Who can be more evil than the devil himself. Thank God you have found a good companion in jimmy. Una fit each other well well.

          • Ayphillydegreat 2 months ago

            Retarded lunatic bigot. He’s the same person who is always crying that Nigeria is a failed state yet he’s here worshiping a joke of a minister. He will be blaming Buhari government all the time because he’s unable to defraud people in recent times, but forgot that it’s the same Buhari who appointed the fool of a minister. Poverty infested scumbag living in an internet trap house in Ghana. Lmao!!! Only here to cry about likes and dislikes and brag about trading forex at an old age bloody lunatic donkey.

  • It is not hard to know a delusional person,a bigot, a jingoist or a fool.
    1. Even professional & recognized doctors or PhD holders don’t go around social media attaching title to their names like a leach attached to a pet.
    2.Attaching greatness to your name doesn’t make you great, it shows your level of delusion.Learn to grow by being humble and respecting people’s opinion on this forum.
    Attacking people’s opinion with insults will not stop the fact that your overated PE coach is on the decline and your attack will not stop people from making valid comments.

    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      Hahahaha….is the same Minister delivering….LMAOOoo. Compound fool. Who is delusional between you and I…LMAOoo. Here are your bunch of lies you wrote above

      1.The sports minister became their target the moment he saved the country from the fraudulent contract offered to the trophyless and operated coach

      2. They will never support the Minister because he stopped the fraudulent offer of pay rise to a coach who has failed to improve.

      3. They will continue to insult the Minister because he reasoned with the progressives that performance clause should be inserted in the contract of their world class Coach Lion Roar.

      Simple task….substantiate your lies with concrete evident, compound fool is posting link of briefings granted by the minister AFTER Rohr’s contract had been renewed with ZERO indication of the lies above…..LMAOOoo. Who is delusional after all.

      Worshippers of the minister who wants to hold a coach who has met EVERY target given to him so far to a higher depth of delivery don’t want us to hold their golden calf to the terms of his own office. Leadership is meant to be by example…..inaaa….their own leadership is by speaking queens English and leading us to disgrace at the global stage, trying to bribe their way to medal hauls……LMAOOooo. Never have I seen people with their right senses tripling prize money for athletes few days to the completion of the Olympics….LMAOooo

      Hypocrites dont want us to talk but we WILL talk, no matter whose ox is gored….!!! They want to hold Rohr to “higher standards” but they themselves are colossal failures….including their ex-internationals whose only tittles since retirement are the ex-international titles they carry about, giving pieces of advice that have not brought career success and breakthroughs to them….LMAOOoo

      If it pains you or anyone else for that matter that Dr.Drey attached Dr. to his name, pls come and tear his certificate. Come I tear the certificate he got when you were still learning letter writing. Dr. Drey must be the 1st professional you will EVER see on social media attaching his title to his name. That’s how shallow minded and illiterate you are.

  • The day the sports minister became their number 1 Public Enemy:


  • Ayphillydegreat 2 months ago

    If you have a problem with my greatness or my name it’s up to you to jump into a lagoon for that. I work very hard for my achievements therefore I have every right to brag about it. Anybody wey E pain make them go jump on the highway. It is when you make some sensible comments that I can divulge in a debate with you. Your comments are completely born out of frustration and emotional sentiments. The PE teacher is on the decline yet he has already qualified for a third consecutive major tournaments with games to spare you scumbag. The only thing you come here to do is brag about inconsequential results brainless moron. A racist bigot fool. I have plenty times for morons like you on this forum for the next 365 days. You come here bereft of ideas and you expect me to agree with your rubbish thinking?? Think again fool.