Former Nigeria international Friday Ekpo has urged coach Gernot Rohr to hand opportunities to fringe Super Eagles players ahead of tomorrow’s Third place playoff against their Tunisian counterpart as the two teams fight for the consolatory honour of picking up a medal at the AFCON’s penultimate game in Egypt.
Ekpo speaking in a chat with www.brila.net said the next is to focus on players with plenty of years ahead of them and be bold enough to check them out against the Tunisian Carthage Eagles in the Third place match. He urged the coach to still ensure the team looks competitive enough in his approach notwithstanding.
“It’s a good thing playing in the Third place game as well, it gives us ample opportunity to introduce younger players into the team and giving them a chance to play. We have seen others on the bench that haven’t played but come Wednesday they should be given opportunity to play.”