Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Governor of Abia state, has urged the Super Eagles to keep on with a winning mentality. He has called on them to be fully concentrated on their match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
He wants them to be careful about the counter-attacking football that Bafana Bafana plays. He believes that it was the fast counter-attack play that brought about their late goal against the Pharaohs of Egypt. Therefore, the Super Eagles must watch out and prevent such from happening if they want to win the match.
“We have a solid team but we must check the fast moves and counter attacks. The Eagles must be able to close down the space and do their normal build up,” he further warned.
“I have the experience and capacity to talk football. Eagles must be very disciplined, focused and be ready to take their chances.
“We have better players and we are a better footballing nation. These must be demonstrated on the pitch in concrete terms by the players to get Nigeria a berth in the semi-finals,” Kalu added.
He urged the Eagles to keep that tradition of AFCON victory intact and make Nigerians happy. “We have all it takes to do that,” Kalu concluded.