Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju has urged Nigerian football fans to leave the team selection decisions at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt to technical adviser Gernot Rohr.
Adepoju told brila.net in a chat said that the coach’s decision to start Ighalo from the bench should be respected based on the tactics he wants to play.
Odion coming in and scoring the goal Nigeria needed is only a testimony of the teams’ game plan and they should continue to work harder ahead of their subsequent matches.
Adepoju reacted to calls from Nigerians telling the German tactician to drop Denmark-based Paul Onuachu and start Ighalo against Guinea on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, considering how difficult the game of Burundi was at the opening match of the group stages, Mutiu believes football fans at home should allow the coach to do his job.
The Super Eagles narrowly defeated the Burundians 1-0 to secure the needed three points in the group after a brilliant assist from Ola Aina to Odion Ighalo who finished beautifully past the Burundi goalkeeper.