Flying Eagles get chance to impress Siasia
2 August 2011
Colombia 2011 is a chance for Flying Eagles stars to impress Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia, who was at the Estadio Centenario to watch the team bash Guatemala 5-0 Sunday.
Ahmed Musa’s speed down the wings caught the eye, but Siasia is already very much aware of the VVV Venlo star as he is very much in his squad.
Edafe Egbedi was widely picked as the man of the match by the press and the fans as he sped past his marker time and again and also scored a brace.
Abduljaleel Ajagun’s wholehearted commitment in the middle was equally hailed by NFF technical committee chairman, Chris Green.
But Siasia could have seen some encouraging signs in the central defensive partnership of Kenneth Omeruo and Gani Ogungbe as well as the maturity of Emmanuel Anyanwu even though he was playing out of his usual central defence position at right back.
Anyanwu, already an Olympic international, got two assists, the cross for Olanrewaju Kayode to head home and the pass that set up Ahmed Musa for his goal and the fifth of the match.
Siasia has struggled to maintain a stable central defence combo since he took up the Eagles top job late last year.
Meanwhile, the team have shifted their training till the night because their match Wednesday against Croatia will kick off 8pm local time, which will be 2am Nigerian time.