–Ex-Eagles coach advises Keshi’s men to work hard
Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia believes that the senior national team will have no excuse than to beat Sudan in the upcoming 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and back on track to qualify for the same tournament they won in South Africa last year.
The former Flying Eagles handler who led Nigeria to win silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China says the players would have to show more seriousness to the remaining matches after they failed to beat Congo and could only played a draw with South Africa in the two matches played so far in the qualifiers.
Head coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi at the weekend released a list of 23-man squad to battle Sudan in the home and away matches with some new players being given consideration and Siasia says the Big Boss knows the reason why he invited the players and what they can offer the team.
“For God sake, the coach has invited his players and I am sure he knows the players and what they can offer the team, but the important thing is that they should know that they must win the two matches because anything short of that could be dangerous”, says the soccer tactician
“They need our support and prayers to qualify for the Nations Cup but with hard work, hope is not lost yet. Going away in Sudan could be difficult but the players should know what is at stake and prepare very well for the challenges they will meet there.
Meanwhile, the new faces in the list Coach Stephen Keshi released at the weekend are Hope Akpan, Raheem Lawal, Anyora Ugonna and Aaron Samuel.
The away match will hold on October 11 while the return leg match holds in Abuja four days after.