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Super Eagles must guard against complacency, says Adepoju

07 July 2013, 16:15

Lagos - A former international, Mutiu Adepoju, on Sunday praised the Super Eagles for a job well done after their emphatic 4-1 victory over Cote d’ Ivoire but warned the players to guard against complacency.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the team’s prospects looked bright, judging from their performance against the Ivoriens.

"Thumbs up to the boys, they really did well and we are really proud of them and we want them to do more and not leave it at this.

"This was a big win but we have more pressing matches coming up which will determine the efficacy of this win.’’

Adepoju, who was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 AFCON in Tunisia, urged the team to strive to get the job completed.

"As far as I am concerned we are not done yet, there is more work waiting for us in Abidjan.

"Until the final whistle is blown at the end of the second leg the work is yet to be completed.’’

Adepoju also commended Sunday Mba for his superb performance, noting that there was still room for improvement in some key areas of the team.

"Sunday Mba is a prolific player, we missed him during the Confederations Cup but now he is back I hope he will continue with this good form.

"I’m happy we are doing well, surely we must improve but I know we will qualify for both CHAN and the World Cup in Brazil.

He also urged Coach Stephen Keshi to keep up the good work and aim to be the envy of other African coaches.



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