Super Eagles players need to be focused, says Adepoju

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Ex-international Mutiu Adepoju, on Wednesday called on Super Eagles players to redouble  their efforts at winning the confidence of Nigerian football fans.

Adepoju told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the players needed to be focused on building a strong and viable team that can regain its lost glory in the continent.

The former 3SC of Ibadan team manager said that the ongoing problems surrounding the selection of coaches for the national team should not be allowed to cause setbacks for the nation’s football.

“I believe the players need to coordinate themselves more; they should be focused on the game, irrespective of who the coach is.

“They have so much to do, Nigeria’s Super Eagles is no longer dreaded like they used to be in those days; the team needs to work on that, because football remains one of the unifying factors in the country.

“It should not be the business of the players whoever the NFA appoints to coach the team; the responsibility of the players is to deliver, which I believe they will achieve soon, ” Adepoju said.

NAN reports that the Super Eagles have not been impressive in their recent matches.

The team failed to qualify for the 2015 AFCON, held in Equatorial Guinea.

The Super Eagles also recently lost 0-1 to their Ugandan counterparts in a friendly in Uyo and played a 1-1 draw against South Africa.

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