AWKA – Harrison Okagbue, a former Coach of the Uganda national team, on Friday predicted victory for the Super Eagles in its second match against Bosnia on Saturday.
The ex-international told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that a change of approach was necessary in the team’s performance.
Okagbue advised the Eagles to effectively make use of its flanks to open up the opponents’ defence.
He warned the team not to apply the tip-tap pattern adopted against Iran, as the pattern did not yield the needed result.
Okagbue also urged the Eagles to go all out for goals and redeem the image of Africa at the ongoing World Cup.
“Approaching our games against Bosnia and Argentina with the same tactics will spell doom for us.
“I am hopeful they will do better in their subsequent games.
“They need to correct these mistakes and ensure that we qualify from the group”, Okagbue said.
Also, Jude Obikwelu, who spoke to NAN from Brazil, said he was optimistic the Eagles would qualify from the group.
Obikwelu, who is the chairman of Anambra FA, called for prayers and support for the team.
“I am in high spirit that we shall beat Bosnia and qualify for second round.
“Let’s pray for our Super Eagles, after all in AFCON 2013, they were written off, but they went ahead to win the competition.
“Let us stand behind them this time,’’ he said. (NAN)