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VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: William Ekong of Nigeria applauds fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Former Super Eagles captain, Peter Osaze Odemwingie has hailed the level of unity and commitment in the current crop of Super Eagles, saying they have become a united force, AOIFootball.com reports.
Osaze, who spoke to AOIFootball.com during the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy tour in Abuja, stated categorically that the team has now drifted from individuality to a United front.
“Over the years, the Super Eagles have become more of a team. Team game and team effort rather than the individual play or big talent play of the past.
Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie smiles during a training session in Richards Bay, June 8, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Nigeria’s Peter Odemwingie smiles during a training session in Richards Bay, June 8, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
“It’s a solid team I must admit. The World Cup was alright, they were unlucky a bit against Argentina and should have gone beyond the first round,” Osaze said.
He, however, did not comment on the team’s chances in Egypt but believes they have a strong squad that can hold their own at the biannual tournament.
Having captained Nigeria at the 2010 AFCON, the former Lille of France forward featured for the country 63 times, netting 10 goals in the process including the winner against Bosnia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which earned Nigeria it’s first win since France’98.

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