A former minister of sports, Col. Musa Mohammed, says despite the Super Eagles impressive showing in Point Noire on Saturday where they defeated the Congo 2-0 to revive the country’s hope of featuring at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations fiesta in Equatorial Guinea, the team still needs a technical adviser to help the coach steer the team to greater successes.
Speaking to Daily Trust immediately after Nigeria’s match with the Red Devils on Saturday, the former Borno state military administrator added that during his time as minister, then President Olusegun Obasanjo never wanted a foreign manager for Eagles.
“Though Keshi has tried, I still feel the team needs a foreign technical adviser if the NFF can afford it,” Mohammed said.
Goals from returned Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche and China based Aaron Samuel were sufficient for the Eagles to avenge the 3-2 loss in Calabar suffered at the hands of the Congolese back in September.
Congo who had looked threatening all through the first half, backpedalled in the second which allowed Nigeria to take over the game, getting a penalty from Emmanuel Emenike’s surging run (fouled by the goal keeper) and Samuel sweet curling goal for Nigeria’s second of the game
Nigeria is now second on the Group A standings on 7 points leapfrogging Congo on the head to head stats.
Eagles play South Africa for the final qualification match on Wednesday at the newly built Akwa Ibom International Stadium with strong hopes of making it to Equatorial Guinea next year