USA'99 SQUAD WANTS EUCHARIA TO FORTIFY MIDFIELD
United in their support for Coach Uche Eucharia and her wards to succeed at the Germany 2011 World Cup, Super Falcons ex-players are screaming advice from the sideline on how Nigeria's coach could handle the remaining Group A matches.
Two members of the USA'99 Squad, Rita Nwadike and Adanna Nwaneri, urged the Falcons' handler to, as a matter of urgency, fortify the midfield and attack as the team prepares for the subsequent games.
Nwadike, now a coach with Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt in her reaction to the tournament so far, said that there are gaping lapses in the Falcons midfield, instructing that Coach Uche should reshuffle the players and if possible play two strikers at the same time.
'What the coach ought to do is to remove Ebere Orji and start Ogonna Chukwudi alongside Desire Oparanozie and Sarah Michael.
'Perpetua Nkwocha should stop coming back. Rather she should be pushed to four and Stella Mbachu, who is our winger, should not be allowed to fall deep.
'The defence has much work to do, and I hope that Faith Ikidi would bring her experience to bear in today's game.
'Germany wasn't that exceptional in her match with Canada and I believe we can give them a run for their money, if the coach fortifies the Falcons midfield and attack very well' Nwadike advised they will go places.
For Adanna Nwaneri, the attitude of the players towards today's game would be the defining factor that would spur them to victory. The FCT Queens' assistant coach believes that once the Super Falcons build up their confidence and mental alertness to the challenge, the rest would be easy to handle.
'It is all about attitude. Let the players sound it into their subconciousness that they cannot continue to be underachievers anymore.' I know the players might be overwhelmed by the kind of support the home team would enjoy from both the spectators and to some extent the official, but I want them to believe in them selves and be determined to at least for once make a difference.