Mobi: Team building comes first…not winning Senegal on Sunday

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria get set to battle Senegal this weekend in a pre AFCON international friendly match, former Eagles defender, Mobi Oparaku has revealed that winning the match is not of utmost importance, as team cohesion should be coach Gernot Rohr’s priority.
The Eagles were held to a 0-0 draw in their last friendly match against the Warriors of Zimbabwe in Adana before arriving Egypt.
Speaking with Brila , Oparaku also added that the current national team is very young, and as such the technical crew should focus on how to organise the team before the start of the African Cup of Nations later this month.
“We don’t have to focus on winning, we have to focus on the team cohesion. We have to focus on how to out the team together before the AFCON proper”.
“We are not talking about win or lose, we still building the team, the team is very young. We don’t have matured and experienced players in that team. We just have to focus on team building. When we get to the tournament proper we will showcase what we have”.
“I don’t want to hear anyone say Senegal game is all about winning. Or anyone saying its a do or die. It’s not do or die”.


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