Former Nigerian striker, Jonathan Akpoborie has attributed the Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw against Cape Verde to the team’s lack of creativity in the midfield.
Recall that Nigeria has qualified for the final knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after topping Group C on13 points while Cape Verde finished second on 11 points.
Reacting to the team’s display, Akpoborie in a chat with Completesports.com said that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr needs a creative midfielder before the playoff begins in March.
“I am delighted that the Super Eagles have qualified for playoff of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. However, I was not too impressed with our midfield. It was too difficult for them to set up the duo of Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen in the attack.
” If we must scale through our opponent in the playoff, then Rohr must begin the search for a true creative midfielder.”
By Augustine Akhilomen
Photo: By Ganiyu Yusuf
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