7th November, 2012
Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has expressed confidence in the senior national side to overcome Venezuela in an international friendly slated for 14 November in Miami, USA.
The much-publicised game is one of the friendlies lined up for the Eagles in the build up to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Commenting on the friendly, Chukwu said that he is confident that the Eagles will beat their Venezuelan counterparts in the game.
“I think Nigeria should be able to beat Venezuela in that friendly due to what Stephen Keshi is doing with the team. The team are getting better day by day, and I believe they are in good shape to beat the Venezuelans,” said Chukwu.
The former Green Eagles skipper also disagreed with the people who opined that the Nigeria should have opted for an African country.
“I don’t see any reason why Nigeria cannot play a South American country in the build up to the nations cup. The decision to play Venezuela in a friendly is a good idea as far as I am concerned.
“There is not much difference between African and South American countries if we consider the way that they play. Their style of play is similar to what we play in Africa and I don’t see any reason why the Eagles cannot play them in a friendly,” said Chukwu.