–Says Players Are Finding Their Rhythm
Ahead of the international friendly against the Elephants of Cote D’ Ivoire in Abu Dhabi, Super Eagles stand-in coach, Daniel Amokachi says his players are gradually getting their sharpness back, after initially expressing fears that only five or six players were ready for the game.
But with barely 48-hours to the match, Amokachi reiterated that the players are not at one hundred percent yet, but posits that they have shown signs of improvements.
“The tactical angle of play is what we’re focusing on now, and they are getting their rhythm. They’ve made mistakes and we have had to select those on a higher level of fitness but we can not blame the players.”
“I keep saying that the league has been off for two months it’s not the same when you train on your own and then you train with a team, that’s all it is.”
“But they’ve been good so far and after the first match, we still have about six days before the second one, so we have enough time to do what is right,” he told sl10.ng.”
The Super Eagles are already in Abu Dhabi for the games, and will play AFCON bound Cote D’ Ivoire, before battling the Jediane Falcons of Sudan in the second game.