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Published On: Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014

AFCON 2015 qualifier: Adepoju calls for early goals

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By Taofeek Lawal

Former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju has advised Stephen Keshi’s men to go for early goals against Congo Brazzaville this weekend. “Headmaster” as he is fondly called by his admirers expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will not only have a good game against the Red Devils on Saturday but will record a resounding victory.

According to the former 3SC of Ibadan General Manager, the Eagles should go for an early goal to silence the Congolese and destabilize their game plan. “There has always been a very strong opposition from any team that wants to play against Nigeria and I don’t expect to see anything different from the Congolese, Adepoju.

The Congolese are motivated to de well here because they know there is nothing to lose against the Super Eagles. They will be coming in full force to cause an upset in Calabar,” he said. Adepoju who won the 1994 Nations Cup hosted by Tunisia added that the fact that Eagles are playing their first game at home should count in their advantage. “We are playing at home and I think that is a big plus for us.

To be able to peg them down, the players and the technical crew must do the right things from the blast of the whistle till the end of the game without losing concentration, he continued. Aside from these, the Super Eagles must try as much as possible to get early goals as this will demoralize the Congolese team. The Super Eagles won the last edition of Nations Cup hosted by South Africa in 2013.

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