3 February 2013

Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Cote D 'Ivoire Is Not All About Drogba, Toure - Omokaro

Lagos — Former Nigerian international, Bright Omokaro, has charged the Super Eagles not to focus on a particular players of the Elephants of Ivory Coast,as he said they should see the whole Ivorian team as a threat to their quest to qualify for the semi final.

Eagles are scheduled to take on Africa's top ranked team, Ivory Coast this evening in Rustenburg for the chance to reach the AFCON semi-final.

While football pundits have warned Stephen Keshi and his team to focus on players such as Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Gervinho, Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora as threats in the crucial encounter, Omokaro, believes all the players in the Elephants team are dangerous.

According to the ex Bendel Insurance, New Nigeria Bank and 3SC of Ibadan star player, "football is a technical matter and you can't take it personal. I will advise the Eagles not to focus on any particular player or a group of players in the Elephants.

"This could be dangerous because those we are not thinking as possible threats may do the unexpected damage for our opponents on Sunday. So I will like Keshi to tell his players that the entire Ivorian team is a threat to our quest to secure the semi final ticket."

Omokaro said the Elephants are also scared of the Nigerian team. " I want our players to go into the match with confidence and determination as a winning team," he said.

He praised the Eagles for playing in unity and cohesion especially in their last match against the Walyas of Ethiopia.

"I think there is cohesion in the style of play of our Eagles in their game against Ethiopia than in the previous matches against Burkina Faso and Zambia. If our players can raise their game against the Ivorians, I see us winning the match".

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