EAGLES’ TECHNICAL CREW IN SEARCH OF MALAWI, NAMIBIA CLIPS
Super Eagles players in action
In its determination to record an outright victory in the upcoming double international friendly games, the Super Eagles technical crew has pleaded with match agents, Nigerian journalists and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to furnish it with Malawi and Namibia's match clips.
Super Eagles' gaffer, Stephen Keshi, who made the appeal in Abuja at the weekend, noted that he couldn't do the job alone, stressing that he would need the cooporation of every concerned football lover in the country to succeed in his assignment.
Commenting ahead of the dress rehearsal for the Nations Cup qualifier encounter against the Amavubi of Rwanda, Keshi stressed the need for the technical crew to have information about Eagles' opponents, insisting that it would put the players and coaches in the right frame of mind for the games.
Admitting that the clip they watched against Rwandan was unproductive, as the Rwandans presented an almost entire new team, the former Hawks of Togo gaffer lamented that he has no information about Namibia and Malawi, pleading that he needs their tapes before confronting them in Abuja and Lilongwe respectively.
'I need to get information about these teams to help us strategize, that is my way of plotting the fall of the teams for the next two matches,' Keshi began.
'After our match against Rwanda, some journalists from Mali had called me because they would play against Rwanda on June 3. They wanted to find out some information about the Rwanda. They were asking to know their strong and weak points.
'They told me that they needed those details so that they could relay them to their coach. This is the kind of thing I want from the Nigerian media. The journalists should help us in getting information about our opponents to enable us know how to plan against them.
'We want the Super Eagles to be better, I'm doing it on my own, but with the collaboration of all, we will do better.
'The NFF should also help us in that regard. I'm saying this because we should be on the same page.
'Let me, however, emphasise that our inability to secure those tapes would not affect us adversely. The most important thing for me is to make my team play according to our game plan,' he said.