Super Eagles Need to fix Leaky Defence Quick

As preparations for the World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Fennec Foxes of Algeria gathers momentum,ex -international, Clement Temile, has warned Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to quickly find a solution to the shaky Eagles defence.

Nigeria will host Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo on November 12.

Temile, a golden boot award winner at the 1984 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in an interview in Lagos, noted that the Super Eagles defence is the weakest link of the team as was noticed in the impressive 2-1 away win over the Chipolopolo of Zambia.

According to the former Bendel Insurance of Nigeria and Beitar Netanya of Israel winger, any good side with a very potent attack could take advantage of the leaky defence to punish the Super Eagles.

“The victory in Zambia was fantastic. I just want them to be consistent with the form they are now. You can see there is life in the team now. I think the enthusiasm is so high that if they keep it up there is no team that can beat them both home and away.

“I must however, say that we should just watch our back because you could see that our keeper was very fantastic in Zambia. He did very well by making some breath-taking saves that day. If not for the goalkeeper, it would have been a different story. Nevertheless, that’s why he is a goalkeeper; that is why he is there and that is his job in the team.

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“But our defence need to be touched a little bit as far as I’m concerned. From the midfield to the attack; they were just fantastic. We just need to put some finishing touches in the defence line to make it stronger,” he said the UEFA Grade A licensed coach .

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