Keep 'The Magnet' Agu tells Keshi
Former Super Eagles' goalkeeper, Alloy Agu has advised against dropping Vincent Enyeama aka The Magnet for the 2013 Afcon qualifying against Rwanda this Saturday in Calabar.
It was Enyeama's error that led to the Flames of Malawi securing a 1-1 draw in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying in Blantyre last weekend.
Agu told SuperSport.com that the OSC Lille Metropole goalkeeper should not be hurriedly crucified for the incident in Blantyre.
"As a goalkeeper, once in your career you will make mistakes that can cost your team a match. But it is not that you intended for such to happen. When I was still playing I had my own bad days in goal and I think it was a bad moment for Vincent Enyeama too against Malawi.
"There are times in a game whereby you will make all the great saves and just one bad moment will spoil all the good work. And unlike outfield players, goalkeepers do not often get a second chance to correct their errors. So I will say based on this that Vincent Enyeama shouldn't be dropped hastily. Dropping him will not be good for his confidence level," Agu said.
On Saturday's game against the Wasps of Rwanda, Agu is confident that Stephen Keshi's team will secure a place in the second and final round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
"The players know what is at stake without being told and they will want to win this game and I believe they will win it," said Agu to SuperSport.com.
Nigeria face Rwanda in a second leg, first round of the 2013 Afcon qualifying at the UJ Esuene Stadium.
The reverse game in Kigali ended 0-0 on February 29.
The winners of this game will join 29 other teams in the second and final round that will produce 15 finalists for the 2013 edition of Africa's biggest football tournament.
South Africa qualify automatically as hosts.