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I don’t care who coach Super Eagles, all I want is W/Cup ticket – Mutiu Adepoju

12 July 2016, 18:32Israel Ojoko

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 Eagles.

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 and Zambia.

“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 their best.”

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


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