Port Harcourt fans urge eagles to score early goals against Iceland
June 20, 2018
Soccer fans in Port Harcourt have urged the Super Eagles to try and score early goals in Friday’s second group match against Iceland at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the eagles had fallen 2-0 to Croatian in their opening match at the mundial.
A cross section of fans who spoke with NAN in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, said scoring early goals would put the team at balance and motivate the players for a better outing.
Mr Chuks Asobie, a trader said that the match may become difficult for the eagles if they failed to score within the first 15 minutes of play.
“I think the best thing is for them to strive and score early goals, so they can maintain some level of confidence.
“With the way they appeared shaky at the last game, any goal against them will put the entire team off the balance, ’’ he said.
Mrs Miriam Eke, a nurse corroborated Asobie’s claim, saying that the team must not take chances by going out for goals from the beginning to the end of the game.
Eke also advised coach Gernot Rohr to change the pattern of the team’s play for better result.
“Players should be given their natural roles too, players should play roles they are good at, this will get us a better result,’’ she said.
Mr Chidi Awhele, a driver called on the technical crew to field Kelechi Iheanachor and Ahmed Sani in the first half of the game.
“My calculation is that Victor Moses and Ahmed Sani will play in the wings because we need our wings to be active for the team to fly.
“The attacking lines can only be effective when the wings are working, we need the wings to create the needed chances, ’’ he said.