Former Super Eagles star Mutiu Adepoju has claimed that winning the next African Cup of Nations will make the Nigerian players ease the pain of missing the 2022 World Cup.
It is no longer a news that the Super Eagles will not be going to Qatar later this year for the World Cup after losing the play-offs against Ghana, but many Nigerians are still battling with the pains.
And ahead of the international friendly against Algeria in Oran on Tuesday night, 27 September, Mutiu Adepoju explained that the focus of the Super Eagles players should be on winning the AFCON for the 4th time.
During the last African Cup of Nations, Nigeria started well by winning their first three games, but they lost to Tunisia in the knockout stages.
According to the report on GOAL, Mutiu Adepoju added that he has the confidence in the current Super Eagles players for them to excel in Ivory Coast.
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Mutiu Adepoju’s reaction about the Super Eagles
“Well, it is okay if you feel the absence of the injured players will be missed. However, I expect other players to step up against the Algerians.
“Regardless of the outcome, Nigerians should keep faith with the Super Eagles because the coach has said he is building a team to win the Africa Cup of Nations which in my honest opinion is more important.
“That alone will be a soothing relief for Nigerians who are still sad over our absence from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”
Oshoala Nets Wonder Goal As Barcelona Record Big Win Over Tough Opponents
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala was on Sunday night, 25 September, in good form for her club Barcelona as they recorded a convincing 4-1 win over Villarreal in Spanish Iberdrola clash.
It was a great performance from the Super Falcons star who made sure that she opened her goal account for the new season for Barcelona.
Although the encounter ended in a big win for Asisat Oshoala and her teammates, but the fact remains that they were made to fight hard for the win by their opponents.
The Nigeria international latched on to Mariona Caldenty’s pass two minutes after the break and slotted the ball into the net.
Source: Sports Brief News