Lagos - Former Nigeria U20 coach John Obuh has advised
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba to make some changes to the team that lost 2-4
to Brazil in their group E opener.
Speaking to news24 Nigeria, Obuh advised that Coach Manu
Garba should replace the players he felt let him down in the first game, and
give opportunities to some other players on the team who are equally good
“He has to make changes now,” he told news24 Nigeria, “He
has to resort to the alternatives to those players he (Manu) feels didn’t do
well in the first game.
“He owns this team and he knows the players and I believe he
must have at least two players for each position, so he will have to resort to
the alternatives because in a tournament, you don’t always have a first team
after the first game except if all goes according to plan.
“If not, you have to make adjustments for the second game
and after that you try to have a team to finish the tournament.
“So now he has to look at those players that had good
prospects to start the first game and give them a chance in the second game,”
He advised of having some changes notwithstanding, Obuh
further advised that the coaches must also apply caution in making those
“They have to be careful when making those changes because
there could be some deficiency in their minds and those players coming might be
too eager to impress, but end up making mistakes,” he concluded.
The Flying Eagles play North Korea in their second game at
5am Nigerian time on Thursday.
-Soccer Laduma For
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