Eagles Lack Mobility, Says Amodu


Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu says the senior national team lacked mobility and aggression when they clashed with the Amavubi of Rwanda in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday.

Eagles failed to live up to expectation following their barren draw with the hosts, Rwanda.

Amodu, who was in Kigali as an observer of the Nigeria Football Association, NFF, admitted that the Eagles did not play with the mentality to win the match.

He said the poor display gave Rwanda a chance to dictate the pace, especially in the second half of the game.

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“It was obvious that the Eagles were not at their best. They were too heavy and lacked mobility. Playing a goalless draw was not a bad result, but it’s a wake up call for the coaching crew led by Keshi. I expect a better performance from the Eagles during the return leg,” Amodu said.

Meanwhile, Rwanda Coach Miluti Mitchio believes that his team were better than Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Wednesday’s encounter.

The charismatic coach, who has coached in Africa for close to 15 years, joined Rwanda from Al Hilal Football Club of Sudan last year.

By Sunday Akintoye

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