8th June, 2012
Ahead of the cracker in Blantye when the Super Eagles take on the Flames of Malawi in a World Cup qualifying game this weekend, Coach Stephen Keshi says the technical crew will correct the lapses observed in the game against Namibia.
The Super Eagles managed a lone goal victory in the tie, courtsey of Ike Uche’s 80th minute goal. That was after the strike force missed lots of glaring goals scroring opportunities, but it was very obvious that there were other deficiencies in team. These are what Keshi has identified and he assurred that the lapses will be corrected as the players continue to play together in subsequent games, be it competitive or friendly encounter.
“ The pace of the Eagles was slow, their tempo was low especially in the first half. Truth is that most of the players were playing together for the first time, some even at a different positions. “ Keshi told P.M.Sports in Abuja.
He added: “The players are all fantastic professional footballers and with consistent games and enough playing time together, the team will improve very well and some of these problems will no longer be seen in subsequent games”
Keshi also informed that he was impressed with the performance of the attackers despite losing so many goals against Namibia, stressing that the tactics deployed by Namibia frustrated the attackers, yet the goal came.
“The players all did well. People may want to complain about the attackers, but I’m impressed. The Namibians were out to frustrate us, but we got the desired result.”