Former national team captain, Henry Nwosu, has expressed his satisfaction on the outcome of the friendly game between the Super Eagles and the Mena of Niger Republic.
The game ended goalless at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey on Wednesday.
“In my opinion I do not think it is a bad result especially knowing that it is a friendly match. Yes some people might say ‘how can we draw against Niger Republic,’ but that is football, so I will say it is okay and a good exposure for the team.
“Playing against Niger Republic is also good for the team since they are preparing to face another African team (Liberia) in the Nations Cup qualifier. In friendly games you do not expect to always win because they are only meant to see untested or new players,” Nwosu said.
Nwosu also made a case for Stephen Keshi’s team.
He believes that Keshi and his team need time to become a “formidable squad.”
“Great teams are never built in a short period, no matter how good the players are. The coach needs time to look at those who can fit into his plan and those who are committed to what the coach wants,” Nwosu said.
The former Nigerian men’s Under-17 coach rounded-off by asserting that the Eagles will qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Liberia’s Lone Stars.
“Of course they will qualify,” he said.