By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international, Clement Temile, has advised the Super Eagles to show consistency in the course of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 on Sunday in Ndola to go top of Group B on three points ahead of Algeria and Cameroon who drew 1-1 also on Sunday.
Temile, a silver medal winner for Nigeria at the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, told Completesportsnigeria.com that if the Eagles can maintain their current form, they will be difficult to stop in their World Cup qualifying group.
"The Eagles must be consistent with the form they are in now," Temile said.
"The enthusiasm in the team is so high that if they keep it up, there is no team that will stop them, both home and away."
Temile however advised the Eagles coaching crew to work on the team's defence.
"As we all know it's just the first game and I'm happy that we won but our defence needs to be touched up a little bit," he added.
"From the midfield to the attack, they were just fantastic, we just need to put in some finishing touches in the defence line."
Ahead of next month's home tie against Algeria, the former Bendel Insurance player expressed confidence that the Eagles will secure the three points, positing that the failure to secure the 2017 AFCON qualifying ticket to Egypt will motivate them.
Temile added: "Algeria will come to Nigeria and lose by not just two goals but three goals. The fact that a North African team (Egypt) stopped us from qualifying for next year's Africa nations Cup is still fresh in our memory and I believe the Eagles will want to avenge that loss."