Henry Nwosu wants Eagles to stay focused

Former Super Eagles great, Henry Nwosu says the players must stay focused if they want to win anything at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nwosu who played at the Nations Cup in 1980, 1982, 1984 and 1988 told naijafootball247.com exclusively that the players should ignore the current buzz around the team and keep their eyes on the prize.

“The players must keep their focus. There is a lot happening right now especially negatively but they must concentrate on their game and it will help them very well,” Nwosu said.

“It is not impossible for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations but the players must not get ahead of themselves.”

One incident that probably rocked the camp of the team was the outburst by United Kingdom based Osaze Odemwingie after he was left out of the team and Nwosu expressed shock at the incident.

“Osaze is a good kid. I know this because I have coached him before,” Nwosu said.

“It is unfortunate that he didn’t show any sense of maturity. I am surprised because I know him as a disciplined boy and I know the way he behaves.

“For him to have acted this way, I believe something prompted it but having heard that he apologized we should just move on and forget about what happened.”

Nwosu was the youngest member of Nigeria’s team that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1980 (17). He also scored Nigeria’s only goal at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and was part of the coaching crew of the Super Eagles at the World Cup in 2002 and the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

He was also team mates with current Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi at New Nigeria Bank FC in the early 80s

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