Amodu lauds Super Eagles’ World Cup preparation
The Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amodu Shuaibu, yesterday lauded the association for the “adequate preparation given to the Super Eagles” ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Shuaibu, a former coach of the Super Eagles, gave the commendation in an interview in Abuja.
He said the series of friendlies played and yet to be played by the national team would ensure coherence among the players ahead of the tournament.
“I don’t know what their priority is, but I think there is nothing wrong with what they have been doing.
“The team has been very busy until qualification and they have been playing friendly games.
“They still have another one next month; so, I don’t know what else you want them to do that they are not doing. For me, I think they are doing everything right.”
Shuaibu’s comments came on the heels of remarks by some Nigerians that the NFF was not doing enough to prepare the Super Eagles for the World Cup in Brazil.
According to him, the current Super Eagles coached by Stephen Keshi have played enough friendly matches so far, compared to the ones played when he (Shuaibu) was coach of the team.
The Eagles are scheduled to play Scotland in a friendly at the Craven Cottage ground of English Premiership side Fulham FC on May 28 and fly to the U.S. on May 29.
The team will also engage the Greece national team at the Philadelphia Union Stadium, U.S. on June 3.
The Super Eagles are also expected to confront the U.S. national team at the EverBank Field Stadium in Jacksonville, U.S. on June 7 before flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 11.
The team, which has played teams like Mexico, Italy and Catalonia in international friendly matches, is in the same group with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina for the World Cup. (NAN)