Serbia match good game for World Cup preparation – Adepoju


Former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju says the senior national team’s 0-2 loss to Serbia on Tuesday in London in a friendly achieved its purpose.

Adepoju noted the result would still be useful to Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr.

“He will make good use of the outcome. It was a good game on both sides, and I am sure the Eagles’ handlers will be satisfied that the match opened their eyes to so many things,’’ he said.

“Rohr must have seen the strengths and weaknesses of his players, which will determine their involvement during the World Cup.

“It was a friendly match though, but it is still a better means of testing players to assess players and brush them up ahead of the mundial,” he added.

The former player of Real Betis of Spain however expressed optimism that the Super Eagles would still make an impressive appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Rohr used the match to expose some players like goalkeeper Francis Uzoho to world-class matches ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles had defeated Poland 1-0 in Wroclaw on Friday in another pre-World Cup friendly match.

They will play three more friendly matches —- against Congo, England and the Czech Republic —- before the World Cup finals slated to hold from June 14 to July 15.