By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The home based Super Eagles slated to play the CHAN and WAFU Cup are work in progress, chief coach of the team, Salisu Yusuf has told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Speaking with Completesportsnigeria.com in Kano after he led the Eagles to qualify for CHAN billed for Kenya next year, Yusuf said his team will continue to evolve until he gets it right before the tournament.
“We set out to beat Benin in Kano and we succeeded in doing that without playing our best game. The boys can do far better than they played in Kano, but because of change in tactics, they did not entertain and did not impress the fans in Kano,” Yusuf stated.
“This team is still work in progress and we shall continue to build until we get the right blend. It is not easy to build a team overnight, but we shall continue to try more players before CHAN. Luckily, we have WAFU tournament to prepare with.”
He commended the Benin team for giving the home-based Super Eagles a good game, adding that the Squirrels showed they were better prepared for the match, having camped for a longer period, but met a team that was more focused and organised.