Ex international, Mutiu Adepoju has advised newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia to learn from his past mistakes and select players who are prepared to shutdown the Pharaohs of Egypt in the forthcoming 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifier on March 25.
Siasia’s first spell as manager of the senior national team didn’t end well, as he failed to qualify Nigeria to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, after failing to beat Guinea. He was selected to replace former Super Eagles gaffer, Sunday Oliseh after Oliseh tendered his resignation on Friday.
He will work with respected tactician Salisu Yusuf, FIFA U-17 World Cup –winner Emmanuel Amuneke and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
However, Adepoju, who was apart of the team with Siasia, when the Super Eagles won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, insisted that the Egyptians are beatable if the technical crew understands the right thing to do.
“We all make mistakes and minding his past, he would have learned from his mistakes and will do things differently,” Adepoju said.
“I think the Egyptians are very beatable. The coach by now should have an idea of the players to be invited for the game, and with seriousness and dedication on the part of the players on arrival, they will definitely conquer the Pharaohs.”