Chukwu tips Eagles to overrun Black Stars
A former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, is optimistic about the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after their play-off fixture with Ghana’s Black Stars.
Chukwu, who stated this in Enugu added that he was “highly hopeful” of victory for the Super Eagles at the end of the two-leg encounter.
“I am optimistic of the national team’s victory. I am already praying and mobilising local support for their victory,” the retired Chukwu who was an assistant coach when Nigeria made her debut at the USA 1994 finals, said.
He challenged the team’s coaching crew to deploy superior technical and tactical pattern of play as the Black Stars would definitely try to pull some surprises against the Super Eagles.
He also said he was sure Nigerians would rise in full support of the team, as “they have been supporting the Super Eagles all along and they will do same this time”.
The former defender however urged the players to reciprocate the support by putting their best into the game so as to do the nation proud.
“Our players should fight for it and be resilient, because playing at the World Cup remains the most important dream and prayer of any outstanding footballer.
“The World Cup is the show-piece and zenith of football.
“It has great potentials of selling both the individual player and his country of origin to the rest of the world,” the former Super Eagles coach said.
The winners over two legs between Nigeria and Ghana will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals billed for Nov. 21 and Dec. 18 in Qatar.