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

Football | Super Eagles

Christian Chukwu © Backpagepics

Chukwu wants friendlies for Eagles



Former Nigerian manager, Christian Chukwu has suggested top grade friendlies for the Super Eagles ahead of 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars of Kenya.

The Super Eagles will host the East Africans in a 2014 World Cup qualifying game at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on March 23.

Chukwu said after the Eagles emerged champions at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa the side have become the team to beat and cannot afford to enter into any contest ill-prepared.

"It's now Super Eagles must be adequately prepared for competitions. We're African champions, others will want to make history by doing everything to beat us.

"I think we should halt celebration over the Afcon victory and return to work immediately. We don't have to relax. I'll suggest we play one or two top friendlies before the encounter against Kenya on March 23," said the former Harambee Stars coach to supersport.com.

The former Nigerian defender said if the Super Eagles do their home work very well the Harambee Stars will not pose a hard nut to crack.

"We're not playing the Kenyans for the first time, we've played them severally. Kenya like any other East African side are full of energy capable of playing 120 minutes because of their altitude.

"We must not underrate them. I'm aware they just recruited a new manager. I don't expect him to perform magic between now and the time we play them.

"I don't see them troubling us not now that the Super Eagles are more than ever motivated and riding high after the Afcon win," said the former Green Eagles' captain.

Chukwu will want to see new players to further strengthen and inject competition in the team.

"Of course, there is need to bring in new players in the area that is still leaky. I think the move will further add to the competition already in place and make the team stronger," he said.



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

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref's job becoming more difficult
What you are about to read may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but it’s true.

Segun Odegbami
Sunday's foreign choice
If a foreign coach is undesirable, what makes a foreign assistant acceptable?

Carol Radull
Is this Gor Mahia's year?
Gor Mahia is having a bit of a dream season. A total of 18 games into the season, they are unbeaten.

Sunday Oliseh
Super Eagles job: an uphill task worth taking
It is definitely the most delicate football job on the African continent and the most demanding.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Nothing wrong with a Sterling move
While Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were scoring the goals as Liverpool tried to secure a league...

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...