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Joseph Dosu says people should not give up on Super Eagles.

2nd April 2015  And following the recent poor showing of the Super Eagles, Joseph Dosu, a former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s national team has appealed to the nation not to write the Super Eagles off. The Eagles lost to Uganda in their friendly match in Uyo, and got a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in another friendly encounter in South Africa.

Dosu cited the constant reshuffling of players in the team as a main reason for their poor performances. He is quoted as saying, “I can’t say the team is improving or declining. Obviously, they are in a worse form than they were at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but they are also trying to stay afloat as a team to reckon with in Africa. It’s just not fair to condemn them at this time. The result against Uganda was terrible, especially coming on home turf. The draw against South Africa showed we’re still struggling to bounce back to our former position on the continent.”

He went on to say “The English, Spanish or German teams don’t rebuild the way we do. They would rather introduce one or two new players to join the established ones. In our case, however, we tend to remove about 60 per cent of the squad, especially when crucial games are approaching. This was what happened after Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations and were preparing for the 2014 World Cup. There should have been continuity. If we stop this idea of rebuilding every time and concentrate on consolidating the team, we will get it right.”

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