Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Nwosu © Shengolpix

Nwosu wants Eagles to face African teams



Former Golden Eagles' manager, Henry Nwosu wants African challenges for the Super Eagles ahead of next January's Afcon in South Africa.

The Eagles in the early hours on Thursday outscored Venezuela 3-1 in Miami, USA in an international friendly which served as a test match for the biennial football showpiece.

Nwosu said the Africa Cup of Nations is meant for African teams and an Africa match-up will be perfect for our preparations.

"Afcon is for African teams, we need African opposition more than Europeans because at South Africa our opponents are Africans, we need to get used to their patterns.

"I'm not saying challenge outside Africa is bad but emphasis must be on Africa.

"I'll love to see a build-up game against the likes of Egypt or Cameroon. Though both sides won't be in South Africa, they're solid and African powerhouses. A challenge against Cote d'lvoire will be excellent," he said to supersport.com.

The former Nigerian player said he is satisfied with the outcome of the Venezuelan game while he believes the errors noted in the tie will be corrected in time.

"I'm satisfied with the result, they played well. It is a good result.

"Cohesion is what is needed now and that's the importance of friendly. Friendly helps you to see the strength of your team, what they can absorb, errors, loopholes and how to correct it.

"Venezuela is not a weak opposition, names don't play football, every country is improving and on the field of play it is 11-11 players. Keshi must have gained from the encounter and will bring it to bear in his team's formation.

"Featuring of Newcastle United player, Shola Ameobi is fine. The older the experience we need at the Afcon, we need more of such experienced and fit players for the Afcon games," he said.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Baxter’s men on the ball
Kaizer Chiefs’ 15-match winning streak may have ended but they remain the team to beat in the PSL.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Mata can't replace Rooney
Manchester United started the first of three crucial Premier League games against West Brom (away),...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Rodgers must focus on the league
Many footballers arriving in the Barclays Premier League have been warned of second-season syndrome.

Sunday Oliseh
Dortmund's winning formula is killing it
I sat in Signal Iduna Park to watch Dortmund over-run Arsenal and wondered, how long will it take...

John Dykes
A Gooner or a gonner?
An International Break can do funny things to the mind. Mine, for instance was heavily engaged this...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why can’t soccer be like rugby?
Sport is supposed to be sport; something we all do for the love of it, for recreational purposes,...