Lawrence Akpokona: Super Eagles need three more friendly matches

Insurance coach has advised the coaching crew of the National Team to play more matches before they pick the team for the Africa Cup of Nations
Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Lawrence Akpokona has advised the coaching crew of the Super Eagles to play three more friendly matches before the final list is released for the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa next year.
Akpokona who is now the coach of National League side, Insurance told that the team need more games to be able to be in good stead for the tournament. "I saw the game against Venezuela and I believe that it is still work in progress. And for that to be fruitful,the team should endeavour to play at least three more friendly matches.

"That game against Venezuela showed some positives. And by the time the team plays more matches,the coaching crew will be able to know the areas to focus on and work on before the Africa Cup of Nations.

 "The friendly games that I am talking about is not just any knock about. It should be against very tough opponents so that after the matches, the technical crew will be able to take home some positives which will reflect on the team.

"The Super Eagles are getting into shape and I must commend the players and coaches for their determination to work hard to win the trophy in South Africa. "We have good players. All they should do is to play as a team and we can challenge for the trophy," Akpokona said.

 The Super Eagles will start camping with the home based players on December 17 before they move to Faro, Portugal January 4th for the final phase of camping for the Africa Cup of Nations.