27 January 2013

Nigeria/South Africa: Eagles Lack Playmaker - Sadi

Having watched the Super Eagles play two draws in the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, former international Dahiru Sadi has said one of the team's major problems is lack of a play maker.

Speaking to Sunday Trust yesterday, the former Ranchers Bees and Abiola Babes star midfielder said the Eagles are ambitious but they lack a gifted player who can dictate the pace of matches for them.

He said the players are always like sheep without a shepherd on the field and unless the coaches can identify a player who can lead the team on the pitch, it will be very difficult Eagles to rise up to the occasion.

Sadi also said the time has come for coach Keshi to depend less on some of the so called big players in the team.

He said "The major problem with the Super Eagles is lack of a play maker. The team needs somebody who can help dictate pace and give direction to the team on the field of play. In our days, we had gifted players who played such roles effectively.

"It is time for drastic measures. I want Keshi not to over depend on the so called big boys in the team. They have to give way for hungry players to fight for Nigeria. This is not about the Super Eagles but the image of the country".

Sadi, however, expressed confidence that Eagles will still qualify for the next round of the championship.

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