World Cup: Football enthusiasts commend Super Eagles performance against Greece




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ABUJA – Some enthusiasts on Wednesday in Abuja expressed satisfaction at the performance of the against Greece.

The enthusiasts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the was a work in progress.

According to the enthusiasts, the team is continuously improving with every - game for the .

The played out a goalless draw with 2004 European Champions, Greece on Tuesday night in the .

Mr Musa Talle, the , Association said: “even though the Eagles are yet to win any of their - , having been held to a 2-2 draw by Scotland last week, and played out a goalless draw with Greece on Wednesday, I believe the team is picking form with each game.

“The good thing is we have not lost a game in the - and sometimes, can only play at the level of the opposition, especially in a friendly where no wants to cop an injury,” he said.

Mr Tunde Popoola, the Secretary-General, Nigeria Olympic (NOC), said the players showed some flashes of brilliance.

Popoola said that Moses made some good runs, Onazi showed a bit of spark, while the defence was somewhat solid, especially with the robotic reflexes of Enyeama.

“The team I watched yesterday is good but they have to work on their final passes inside the box and also work on paces.

“They must not be selfish but rather play as a team. Anyway, Coach Stephen Keshi still has some time in his hands to sort things out.

“But I must we were definitely better than we were against Scotland; that shows you that the team is making some progress,’’ he said.

Mr Godwin Bamigboye, the of Nigeria Coaches Association, chapter, said he believed the team was still making cohesive progress, and would hit their peak form before the commences next week.

“The next against the . team will provide the best litmus test of how we may perform in Brazil.

ability to withstand pressure and a vociferous . crowd will show what kind of character this team is made of,’’ he said.

The Super Eagles are billed to play the U.S. on June 7 after which they will depart for Brazil on June 9, where they are in Group F alongside , Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The is scheduled to take place in Brazil between and July 13.

The Super Eagles will play their first group against on June 23. (NAN