Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has identified goalkeeping as the major issue in the Nigerian squad as Nigeria prepares to kick-start their World Cup campaign against Croatia.
“I am so worried about the goalkeeping because it has always been Francis Uzoho in goal throughout the warm-up games,” Siasia told SuperSports.
He said in case the 19-year-old goalkeeper gets injured Nigeria will be in a difficult situation being the only one tested during the warm up games.
He added, “My fear now is what if Uzoho got injured during or before the World Cup? I don’t think the coach has a serious trust in the two other goalkeepers (Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi).”
The former striker, however, expressed hope that the team will do well in the World Cup provided that the senior players are willing to give their best.
“Nigeria will do well in the World Cup if only the senior and experienced players will give their best on the pitch of play,” he predicted.
“These guys come out to play well in their various clubs. Look at Moses for instance.
“Moses at Chelsea comes back to help his team but in Nigeria he doesn’t do that and that is because he plays a different role in the Super Eagles squad,” he added.