via Joe Apu
Former super Eagles goalkeepers’ coach, Ike Shorunmu had paid his dues retaining the purpose posts for Nigeria and gave the revered Peter Rufai a troublesome time proving himself in the sport.
whereas now not taking the rest far from teach Gernot Rohr and his technical crew due to the fact taking over the tremendous Eagles, Shorunmu, who recently resigned his submit at Sunshine Stars has warned that the goalkeeping house as subtle as it is does now not need any playing.
Making specific references to the game towards the Bafana Bafana conflict in the AFCON 2019 qualifier through which Nigeria suffered a 2-0 defeat, Shorunmu admitted that Nigeria should assist build the confidence of the goalkeepers as they cannot be remoted from the rest of the team.
“It’s unlucky that Vincent Enyeama end the nationwide staff early and Carl Ikeme who was brought into the crew got injured sooner than the come across against South Africa. Many will bear in mind that when he used to be presented into the nationwide workforce, not many Nigerians had confidence in him however over time, he has constructed self assurance in himself and won that of Nigerians.
“except Ikeme, the one other goalkeepers which were with the national group for nearly three years running are Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and these two must research to be courageous and prepared for the duty in advance. When a goalkeeper falters, it is glaring to everyone and when he makes a save, it’s also obtrusive. So, the biggest process is for the goalkeepers to be prepared always. No gambling.”
looking in advance to the double header within the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon, Shorunmu who played for Stationery outlets of Lagos and 3SC of Ibadan during his days in the Nigerian league referred to as on educate Rohr not to throw Akpeyi away because of the loss to Cameroon and as an alternative endervour to rebuild his confidence degree.
“Goalkeepers do make errors nevertheless it takes some time for that self belief stage to grow. To drop him from the workforce now implies that he has misplaced the whole lot as a result of it could be difficult to regain that level given the truth that the fans would have made up their minds concerning the goalkeeper. on the other hand, there may be additionally a need in the long run for residence grown goalkeepers to be groomed.
“however having a look at the sport against Cameroon, i need to confess that it might be tough as it had always been. we’ve known them for his or her muscular strength and aggressiveness however we should change our approach and mentality. while they apply force, we must be tactical like the Germans did against them at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.”
On the all overseas primarily based super Eagles crew, Shorunmu referred to that one of the vital largest issues affecting these days’s tremendous Eagles is the usual of the Nigerian league.
“Kudos should go to the officials of the Nigeria best football League, NPFL but the win at all cost syndrome with the aid of home teams is affecting the growth. players can’t supply their very best anymore. The Nigerian league which was once the appeal for Nigerian fans isn’t any more as a result of referees are frustrating groups. There aren’t any stars to seem out for,” he stated.