Siasia remains clueless about Super Eagles
Former Nigerian international, Samson Siasia has voiced his sentiments on how well the Super Eagles will fare at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Super Eagles are in Group C alongside Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and champions, Zambia with their first game scheduled for January 21 against Burkina Faso’s Stallions at the Mbombela Stadium, Nespruit.
Siasia said it is extremely difficult to predict how far the Eagles will go at the 2013 Afcon insisting that only present Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi could provide the answer.
“I think that should be a question for Keshi to answer because to be honest it is very difficult to say how well the team will perform in South Africa next year,” Siasia exclusively told superport.com.
The former Nigerian coach also stated that it would be vital for the team to flag off preparations early if they are to have a decent chance of success in South Africa.
“They have to start preparing early but will they have the best of preparations? I doubt it because the time between now and the kick-off of the tournament is too short.
“Besides, even if you prepare well for such a tournament, you still need a little bit of luck so let’s just wait and see how things go,” he said.
The former Nantes forward however refused to be drawn into making a prediction as regards the overall winners of the competition.
“Things have changed in African football so I can’t say who will win especially when you consider the fact that teams like Sudan and Egypt failed to qualify,” he explained.
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1980 and 1994.