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W/C play-offs: Ex-Nigeria coach spotted ‘error’ in Super Eagles list against Ghana’s Black Stars

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Former Nigeria international Samson Siasia has faulted the Super Eagles 25-man list for this month’s crucial 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Black Stars of Ghana.

Last week, interim coach Austine Eguavoen released the names of the 25 players invited for the two-legged games while seven players are on stand-by.

Among those named in the 25-man squad are Akinkunmi Amoo and Ademola Lookman who got a maiden call-up and long-term injury absentee Oghenekaro Etebo.

While Ogenyi Onazi, who has not been invited to the Eagles for almost over two years, was named on the standby list.

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But in his reaction, former Eagles coach Siasia posited that it is not the right list.

“You need to play people that understand themselves if you bring new ones it becomes difficult for them to understand themselves and play the partner you want to play,” Siasia was quoted by Completesports.

“For me it’s not the right decision to bring new players, you are better off with the ones you know already that have been playing together and understand themselves because you have three days to practice before you go to Ghana. So for me this is not the right list.“

The first leg between the Black Stars and the Eagles will hold on 25th March in Cape Coast while the reverse fixture will take place four days later in Abuja.

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