AFCON 2019: Elegbeleye commends Eagles, calls for more goals


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Gbenga Elegbeleye, former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, has urged Super Eagles attackers to score more goals as the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) progresses.

Elegbeleye was speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after Nigeria became the first team to book a place in the round of 16 of the tournament by defeating Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria, Egypt on Wednesday.

Elegbeleye, a former chairman of Ondo State Table Tennis Association, said while the group stage could be about points, goal scoring was essential at the knock-out stage.

“We need to score more goals. Our attackers should do more to ensure that we score more goals.

“We are getting to the stage where your ability to outscore your opponent will determine your survival.

“Credit to the boys for their effort but you saw how difficult it was to penetrate the Guinean defence,” Elegbeleye said.

The former member of the Ministerial Committee on…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria