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Super Eagles want more friendlies

19 January 2015, 15:04Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The Super Eagles made up entirely of professional players from the Nigerian Premier League have asked for the sustenance of friendly games culture after two exciting friendlies against Ivory Coast and Yemen

Nigeria lost 1-0 to the West African side In Abu Dhabi and secured a 2-0 victory against Yemen in Dubai.

Speaking on behalf of his teammates, Skipper of the side, Chigozie Agbim, said all the players were very happy that they were not redundant in January, following the mishap of non-qualification for the ongoing Nations Cup championship in Equatorial Guinea.

Also read: Sudan pulls out of Super Eagles friendly

He said he was speaking the minds of his teammates, who made the same remarks after the friendly against Yemen on Saturday in Dubai.

“All the players were unanimous in saying that playing friendly games is a way of making the team jell together and building the unity of the team, the coaching staff and the ensuring that the players are active throughout the year.”

“What we want to demand is that this laudable development should not be a one off thing. We want a sustenance of the culture of friendly matches in the Nigerian soccer system, so that we will get to know ourselves better and we will not have the problem of blending when we have crucial qualifying games like it happened in the ACN qualifiers.”

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