Samson Siasia, the Super Eagles interim coach has some hurdle to cross as he takes up the eagles coaching job for the meantime, his appointment came after the untimely resignation of former Super Eagles Captain Sunday Oliseh. These are the challenges he has to overcome;
The Super Eagles need repositioning in all aspect especially now that our ranking on the continent and on the global stage is dwindling. It’s time to make the Super Eagles popular again. The former Super Eagles coach has not really performed badly having played 14 games, scoring 19 goals conceding just six and climbing up three spots in FIFA ranking in his eight month in charge of the team.
Siasia will step into his first training camp with open eyes ready to assess the situation and lay down a mantra to address what he sees as the flaws in the fold he is walking into.
Siasia must ensure there is harmony in the team, the players must played with one aim to make all Nigerians happy.
Siasia has shown overtime with the various teams he has managed that he’s not afraid of making the tough decisions and is more than prepared to usher in or flush out the old guards when necessary.
He should make good decision by including inform quality players that would boost the team.The likes of Isaac Success, Brown Ideye and Kingsley Madu, Sone Aluko, Raheem Lawal and John Ogu are in great form for their respective teams and have all been reported to be considered good for the squad against Egypt.
Once Siasia runs the rule over the incumbents, his job, along with Emmanuel Amuneke, is to see who can do a better job than who we have.
Siasia needs technical soundness, technical ability and wisdom in selecting his players. Will Ogu who has scored thrice in 21 games for Hapoel Beer Sheva good enough to strengthen the Eagles midfield. Can Kelechi Iheanacho sparkle in the midfield role or will more seasoned defenders like Kenneth Omeruo, Godfrey Oboabona be considered for the game?
Can Isaac Success make a fist of international football in Eagles attack or on the wings as he is played at Granada.
Finally another challenge that Siasia needs to tackle is the issue of who takes over the captaincy of the team. Will he retain Ahmed Musa as the captain or are we expecting a return of Vincent Eyeama into the team.
Source: Complete Sport