Former Nigeria international Sam Sodje has said the Super Eagles must defend as a team in Egypt as well as their upcoming preparation matches if they want to excel at the 2019 AFCON tournament.
The former Portsmouth and Charlton defender said while speaking with www.brila.net that the team must have a defensive coach if they are to improve defensively and concede fewer and lesser goals.
“From my experience as a defender playing for the national team and many club sides, it’s always good to have a defensive coach”.
“I’ve always asked for a defensive coach for the national team, and I hope one day they will believe and understand that the Eagles need a defensive coach”.
“It goes a long way, we complain about the defense sometimes, but the truth of the matter is that if you want to be a great player, you need a coach to help you defend properly”
“As a defender, I believe that we still soft at the back and we need coaching…We have great players, but having a defensive coach, I believe he will do a great job for us”, he concluded.
Sodje also added that Eagles coach Gernot Rohr should ensure they do the necessary things needed for the young team to achieve success
Meanwhile, The Super Eagles of Nigeria may use the Cairo International Stadium, a military prone venue on the outskirts of city, and the controversial Port Said Stadium for their group matches at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
This indication emerges as the host country; Egypt has confirmed the two stadia among the six venues across five cities for this year’s Nations Cup.
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