Salisu turns focus to Equatorial Guinea, after Libya win

Despite overcoming Libya 1-0 in Friday’s Africa Nations Championship in Morocco, Head Coach of the Home Based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has admitted that the Libyans were a tougher opponent for Nigeria and disclosed that they are already planning the downfall of Equatorial Guinea in their last group match.

The team scored the deserved goal through Sunday Faleye in the 79th minutes from Osas Okoro’s corner kick to lead the group on four points after drawing Rwanda goalless in their opening match.

However, Salisu revealed to cafonline.com that they are already focusing on neutralising and mauling ‘pointless’ Equatorial Guinea in their last group C match to qualify for the knockout stages of the CHAN tournament.

“It was a very difficult victory. We faced a very good team in Libya, who created a lot of problems on the ground. Our opponents were more comfortable than we, backed by their victory against Equatorial Guinea in their opening match.

“We advocated a strategy to close spaces. We studied the Libyan team. We changed our strategy compared to the first match. We are already thinking about the next match against Equatorial Guinea. Our goal is to win the remaining match to stay here in Tangiers”.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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