NAN – Some Football fans on Tuesday said Super Eagles’ 2-0 victory over Swaziland in Port Harcourt was a great relief for the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two goals were scored by Simon Moses and Efe Ambrose in the 51st and 84th minutes.
The victory has advanced Nigeria to the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
Etim Esin, former Super Eagles player commended the team for having a clean sheet against their opponent.
Esin noted that the attacking force of the team should be worked on to make the attack more formidable.
“We got the necessary point and that is vital. The win wasn’t convincing but a win is a win.
“The team still has a long way to go and the more they play together, the more they will improve as a team.
“What we are lacking now is a formidable striker”, he said.
Kayode Tijani, a sports analyst, said it would have been a calamity if the country had lost the match against Swaziland.
Tijani urged coach Sunday Oliseh to work on the team ahead of the qualifiers, advising him to shun any form of distraction.
“It is a relief that we won the match, a defeat would have been a disaster because apart from the World Cup, we cannot afford to miss the Nations Cup.
“We will play more formidable teams at this level, so we need to put our house in order to scale through”, he said.
Also, Azeez Gbadamosi, a grassroots football coach applauded the players’ effort in winning the match.
Gbadamosi advised the coach to blend the players and bring out the best in them.
“We have the resources available at our disposal but the coach has a crucial role to play to blend the team’’, Gbadamosi said.