I don’t care who coach Super Eagles, all I want is W/Cup
ticket – Mutiu Adepoju
Lagos - Former Super Eagles attacking midfielder Mutiu
Adepoju says he does not bother about who is announced the coach of Nigeria
senior national team as long as the new manager can qualify the 2013 AFCON
winners for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
According to News24
report, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has shortlisted three candidates
- former Ethiopian coach Tom Sainfiet, Nigeria caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf and
Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who once handed Cameroon, for the job of the Super
The NFF is expected to announce the successful candidate in
a matter of days.
But Adepoju, who is a former Real Madrid player, says all
that matters is picking a ticket to Russia 2018 World Cup after Nigeria missed
out on the 2017 AFCON.
“I don’t know about Le Guen that has been touted, all I know
is that at this point, the most important thing is to qualify, its not about
individual, we just need to support whoever is picked as the coach and support
the team to be in Russia.” He told News24.
Also read: Adepoju wants Odemwingie, Uche back
Adepoju is confident the crop of players available can do
the job in the qualifiers where Nigeria is grouped alongside Algeria, Cameroon
“I think we have young and good players now, we just need to
bring them together and motivate them, and also the players have to put in
The 1996 AFCON winner said the current team can make it to
Russia much easier if there are no crisis in the NFF.
“Though there has been crisis in the administration of the
NFF, but without crisis, the players will give their best and qualify Nigeria for
the 2018 World Cup.”
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- News24 Nigeria