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

FC Rotterdam © Action Images

Rotterdam clash not a must win for Eagles



Bayelsa United coach, Ladan Bosso has said Super Eagles' warm up match against Dutch side, Sparta Rotterdam is not a must win match.

The encounter is the third pre-Africa Cup of Nations tune-up match for Nigeria and will be played behind closed door in Faro, Portugal on Saturday.

The Super Eagles played out a goalless draw against Afcon debutants, the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Wednesday, which did not go down well with majority of Nigerians.

However, Bosso insisted that the results are in line with the essence of the friendly matches warning against undue pressure on the manager, Stephen Keshi.

"The friendly game against Sparta Rotterdam is not a must win match but an encounter that will further help the coach in his build-up for the Nations Cup.

"Results of friendly matches hardly count in proper competition some teams have done well in friendlies and failed woefully in competitions.

"Keshi has not disappointed me in the results of the friendly matches rather he has convinced me he is on the right track and focused.

"We should not derail his focus with scathing criticisms over results of friendly matches. We owe him ceaseless prayers and support for him to succeed in his assignment," said the former Flying Eagles' coach to supersport.com.

Bosso is however worried that Keshi's 23-man Afcon squad lack a natural right full back player.

"The Afcon squad is in order except I didn't see a natural right full back in the list. I only hope Keshi with his experience will rise up to manage the situation.

"That's why I feel Chibuzor Okonkwo will be sorely missed, he would have naturally fit into the position with his experience," said the former Wikki Tourists gaffer.

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.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


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

Live Video Streaming

Fri, 18 Apr @ 05:00
Mon, 21 Apr @ 09:00
Mon, 21 Apr @ 14:30
Mon, 21 Apr @ 15:30

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Professional referees - is that the answer?
It seems this question has been around for a long time. In fact, I remember being asked it way back...

Iwedi Ojinmah
For Nigeria the noise will come
One just has to look at a map of Africa and South America to understand the special relationship...

Neil Tovey
Climbing the pyramid of success
The fact that an Al Ahly official said the club “have started negotiations with Oupa Manyisa”...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria to win the 2014 World Cup!
If you were a betting man, who would you put your money on to win the 2014 World Cup? Or better...

Carol Radull
Respect your coaches please
I’m a little sick in the pit of my stomach over how Kenyan Premier Clubs are treating their coaches.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Liverpool staying the course
In an incredible atmosphere at Anfield, Liverpool kept up their relentless pursuit of Liverpool’s...