Players are coming back from injuries which is welcome news ahead of the make-or-mar game against Cameroon on Saturday.
It promises to be an absorbing encounter which shouldn’t miss a beat. According to Scorenigeria.com.ng, Iheanacho hasn’t tasted any action in the tournament because Peseiro wants to teach him a lesson for being disrespectful recently.
I do hope the Leicester City man has served his punishment because all hands have to be on deck to deny Cameroon passage to the quarter-finals.
All of the players have performed admirably thus far in the tournament and I have no doubt they will intend to turn up and dial their performance up to eleven against Cameroon.
Ekong has showed focus and leadership. The likes of Bassey and Lookman have shown the level of physicality that African football demands.
Chukwueze and Osihmen have been as busy as bee while Aina and Zaidu have brought life to tbeir departments. Nwabili has been manageable in between the sticks with Iwobi, Frank, Yusuf and Aribo keeping the light on in midfield.
The sum of their parts have to make a compelling whole against Cameroon on Saturday. For all their commendable hard work to get to this stage, inadequate technique in front of goal, poor first touches at times, unwarranted selfishness and slight loss of concentration are sore thumbs that have blighted their overall presentation.
The sum of their individual parts have to congeal into a far more cohesive whole to have the greatest chance of beating Cameroon.
Confidence is high across board that the Super Eagles can get the job done so long as they get their goal scoring act together