Ezenwa: Super Eagles Ready To Do Double Over Libya

Ezenwa: Super Eagles Ready To Do Double Over Libya

By Adeboye Amosu

Super Eagles, goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, insists the team will go all out for a win in Tuesday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Libya, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The three-time AFCON winners brighten their chances of qualifying for Cameroon 2019 with a comprehensive 4-0 win against the Mediterranean Knights at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday.

Gernot Rohr’s charges occupy second position in Group E with six points from three games, one less than the Bafana Bafana of south Africa who are on seven points.

“The game on Saturday is gone now and what we are thinking about at the moment is the return leg in Sfax, Tunisia,” Ezenwa told CSN.

“Our main target is to secure maximum points in the game and nothing more. The Libyans showed us their quality on Saturday and we must be at their our best to beat them.

” I’m confident we will get a positive result against them like we did on Saturday as we have a strong team to achieve that.

“The confidence level in the team is very high at the moment and we are nothing thinking about nothing else except a win.”

22 players left Uyo on Monday morning for the game which will take place at the 18-000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxien.

The duo of Ogenyi Onazi who picked up a achilles injury in training on Thursday and Shehu Abdullahi who sustained a harmstring injury in the early parts of the game against Libya in Uyo on Saturday have returned to their clubs for further treatment.



  • _ Important “Needs To” PT2 _

    “Safety and comfort comes with complacency, and that’s never a good place to be working from.”:Elijah Wood.

    The Super Eagles should not allow the 4:0 home annihilation of Libya breed complacency. Urgent actions are still required for a team that is still much WIP (work in progress).

    If we are to truly regain our rightful place in the community of football nations, a lot still needs to be done.

    My other 2 “needs to” in this series are:

    3.Kalu: I don’t think Bordeaux man is acutely aware of the vast amount of options open to the Super Eagles down the flanks.

    The emerging star has plentiful players breathing down his neck. He needs to sit up, grab the opportunity given to him and stop trying to do too much.

    If he should lose his starting place, he may find it hard to re-gain it.

    4.Balogun: The EPL defender is perhaps one of the most patriotic, dedicated and committed player.

    His lack of pace though is increasingly becoming hard to ignore. Africa is blessed with strikers with raw pace and this worries me.

    Greater tests await the German-born star.

    Looking at the Super Eagles holistic, we don’t want our future opponents to identify the heart of our defence as a potential weak-spot lacking in pace and there to be run at an exploited.

    Mane, Salah and Aubameyang are African strikers of the highest quality who will fancy their chances against a sluggish defence.

    We, as a team, need to identify our own holes and work hard to plug these before they are exposed by ruthless opponents in international football.

    With the right approach, the Super Eagles has all it takes to take the world by storm in the coming seasons.