World Cup: Injury, Eagles’ fear, says Okosieme




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LAGOS – Ex-international, Ndubuisi Okosieme, attributed the lackluster the Super Eagles in their friendly matches, preparatory the 2014 Brazil , fear .

The Eagles played 2-2 against Scotland, while their encounter with Greece ended 0-0 and their game against USA ended 1-2 in favour their opponents.

Okosieme, a member of the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, told the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos that the Eagles were careful so as not sustain injuries.

“Going through the friendly games they have played, attribute their the fact that they don’t want get injured at this crucial point in time.

“Even the man that got injured, Echejile, had to be replaced; so, every player is playing safe, knowing  that he would be replaced if injured.

“The is a big ; that is why the last game we played was a little shabby.

“The coach too is trying to match out his team,’’ he said.

his expectation, the ABC of Lagos player told NAN that he was optimistic that the team would perform well at the .

“They have a lot at stake, and they know the importance of this to the country as a whole, but do believe we will put up a good at the World Cup.” (NAN)