As the super Eagles are yet to take on the Chipolopolo of Zambia for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, former Green Eagles Winger, Adegoke Adelabu has indicated that the Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi should be ready to throw his long passes from the midfield for his team mates to make a perfect finish.
The Super Eagle’s are currently at the top of the table with 10 points while the Chipolopolo are in 7 points and would visit Uyo on October 7th.
To Adelabu, such desire by the Chipolopolo must be cut short in Uyo. “I watched the Zambia versus Algeria match, and as an ex-player, coach and football scientist, I foresee a situation where they (Zambia) will come to Uyo to play their usual physical football. The Eagles were a bit lucky in our last two games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun because the Camerounians played organized football. That is not the case with Zambia.
“Their midfielders and defenders will do everything to frustrate Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo from scoring because of their physical pattern of football. In that case, Mikel must be ready to do the job from the midfield because he is very good with his long passes. Mikel must be fit to stay longer in the game, and with one long pass, he has succeeded in dividing the Zambian team into two. Mikel should always look for a way to put the ball behind the Zambians for our attackers to sneak into their vital area and score. We need the three points so that our journey to Algeria will be a mere formality,” Adelabu stated.
Source: The Guardian