Thursday, 20 June 2013
Keshi upset by missed chances
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has frowned at the poor conversion rate of his strikers ahead of Nigeria’s second group game against Uruguay.
Nigeria scored ‘just’ six goals against Tahiti from 19 shots ten of which were on target, as Musa, Ujah and substitute Ideye failed to make the most of glaring chances.
Keshi has however warned that the team cannot afford to be that wasteful against tougher opponents like Uruguay and Spain
“We had some chances, they needed to bury the goals,” Keshi said.
“When you play a game like this you tend to give the opposition team the confidence to come back. They scored their goal and reacted a little bit.”
“I’m happy with how we did and we’ll see how we get on against Uruguay.” The former Mali coach concluded.
Owing to the absence of a more experienced striker to lead the Eagles attack against Uruguay, Keshi will restore Brown Ideye to the starting line-up.
The Dynamo Kyiv striker who scored 17 goals in 28 games for the Ukrainian giants in the immediate past season will be hoping to replicate his club form for Nigeria against the South Americans.