The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Hon. Muhammed Buba Jajere, has called on the Super Eagles to make amends in their next World Cup qualifying match against Zimbabwe.
After a faltering start which ended in a 1-1 draw with Lesotho in Uyo, the three-time African champions will travel to Butare in Rwanda to take on Warriors of Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Speaking to Trust Sports after yesterday’s match, the lawmaker representing Fune/Fika Federal Constituency in Yobe State said there was no need to cry over spilled milk.
According to him, the match against the Crocodiles of Lesotho should serve as a wake-up call for the Super Eagles who must avoid further lapses in their remaining group matches.
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“It is rather unfortunate that the Super Eagles failed to pick the maximum points but it is not the end of the road. They have to adjust quickly before they begin to walk a tightrope in the qualifiers.
“I urge players to put behind them the performance that was clearly below their rich credentials. They should go for victory against Zimbabwe on Sunday to appease Nigerians and brighten their chances of winning the group,” he said.
Hon. Jajere also cautioned the Super Eagles against undermining their group opponents as he said there are no more minnows in world football.
“Super Eagles must avoid complacency. There are no small teams in international football,” he stressed.