The former international has urged Gernot Rohr’s men to go for the three points at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium
Dosu Joseph has advised the Nigerian national team to seek victory in their African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone.
The Super Eagles will host the Leone Stars at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus.
The three-time African champions lead Group L with three points from two games following their victories over the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
The victory against the Leone Stars in the head double could see Gernot Rohr’s men secure a spot at the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic around the world and the recent protest against police brutality in Nigeria, Joseph wants the Super Eagles to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians after a difficult year.
“Nigeria has gone through a difficult time in 2020 due to the pandemic and then the protests,” Joseph said. Objective.
“The only thing taxpayers can do now is put smiles on Nigerians’ faces by beating Sierra Leone on Friday.”
Although spectators will not be allowed into the stadium due to the coronavirus, Joseph believes that such a decision will have no negative effect on Super Eagles performances.
“We have seen the players play for their clubs in empty stadiums, so playing for the national team without the fans will not be strange to them,” he continued.
“I don’t think it affects them, they are used to it. The important thing is the three points, whether there are fans or not.
“Playing against Sierra Leone will not be an easy road, we will sweat for the three points. We have our professionals and they have theirs, but I hope we can overcome them even without spectators in the stadium.
“I think the boys will score more than two goals but the last are the three points so they can be better placed on the table.”
The former goalkeeper also praised the presence of Joseph Yobo among Nigeria’s coaching team and believes the former Everton defender will serve as an encouragement for the young Super Eagles players.
“It’s good that Yobo is around,” he added. “They know Yobo very well. He has played for the national team for years and won that jersey more than 100 times and played in Europe.
“Seeing Yobo on the bench is good for the Super Eagles. You could give them a pep talk and make them realize the importance of playing at Afcon.
“He will be a moral boost for them and I think they will also take the opportunity to have Yobo around.”
Nigeria finished third in the last edition of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, behind champions Algeria and Senegal.
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