By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international Etim Esin has expressed high hopes for Nigerian football in 2016.
Speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com, Esin who wished coach Sunday Oliseh speedy recovery, charged Odion Ighalo to try and replicate his club form for the Super Eagles.
"First and foremost we have to wish Sunday Oliseh quick recovery so that he can handle the senior national team," Esin said.
"There are World Cup and AFCON qualifiers coming up and as we know, health comes first.
"So we should just pray that Oliseh gets well soon so that he can start taking care of business."
"As for Odion Ighalo, I hope he carries his Watford form to the Super Eagles. If he can transfer that kind of form to the Super Eagles, at least we will be happy that we have another Yekini in the making."
Esin added:"Also, we expect the U-23 Eagles to do us proud at the Olympics. Siasia got to the final in 2008 and got silver. So this time, let's hope he can go one step further.
"As we all know football is one sport that binds every Nigerian together so we expect that our national teams will give us something to smile about."