Super Eagles Players Do Not Play With Purpose Anymore – Former Nigerian Striker, Julius Aghahowa

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Julius Aghahowa, a former Nigerian striker has stated that current Super Eagles do not play with a purpose, unlike former .

Aghahowa stated this during a recent interview on ‘ Holds Barred’ on Brila FM with former Super Eagles teammate, Ifeanyi Udeze.

former Nigerian international and Shakhtar Donetsk striker urged current emulate ex-Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh, who always gave passes and created chances that resulted in goals.

“We don’t play with purpose anymore,” he said. “We don’t have players who will give long pass strikers just like way Sunday Oliseh use do.

“All we do now is just keep possession in our half, making side ways passes with purpose. So we players who will give good passes strikers score goals.”

On Paul Onuachu, 27, has not been able to replicate club form in the Eagles, Aghahowa explained:”I think the pattern the Super Eagles doesn’t favour him and the question we to ask is do we want to score goals or just play ? If we want to score goals then we to start feeding him with the ball.”

Aghahowa featured at four Africa Cup Nations (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006) and was at the 2002 FIFA . He also represented Nigeria at the 1999 -20 and the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

And at club level, he played for Bendel Insurance, Espérance, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wigan Athletic, Kayserispor, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevastopo.