There is nothing wrong if the NFF set a tournament target for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, ex Eagles Ifeanyi Udeze has offered.
Udeze’s comments on Brila FM’s BSB Show stems from suggestions by former Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Taiwo Ogunjobi, who urged the current team to set a target at the world cup in Europe.
Nigeria has never gone past the round of 16 in any of their previous five appearances.
Udeze won 35 caps for Nigeria and featured at the 2002 World Cup but, the Super Eagles had failed to progress beyond the group stages despite setting a pre-tournament quarter-final target.
The former defender blamed administrative and technical skirmishes for the team’s early exit having reached the round of 16 in the two previous tournaments.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with setting targets per se, although we need to be careful not to put pressure on the team.
“But to even task the players it means we also need to work on other factors off the pitch that could hinder the team, as long as we have settled the on the pitch matters.
“Overall, I think it is a good thing to do,” Udeze said.
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