Eagles Attack Is Weak – Heartland Boss Oparaku

Former Super Eagles defender Mobi Oparaku has urged the Gernot Rohr-led technical crew to work on both the midfield and attacking departments of the team ahead of the upcoming games against Iceland and Argentina.

According to the former rightback, those departments are weak having been exposed in their opening Group D clash with Croatia at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Croatia won their opening match at the World Cup for the first time since the 1998 edition in France.

The Zlatko Dalic-side defeated Nigeria 2-0 at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad courtesy goals in either half from Oghenekaro Etebo (OG) and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.

Mobi Oparaku pointed out the areas of concern while he was fielding questions from NAN reporters in Owerri.

The team manager of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side Heartland said: “Our attack is weak and the midfield is also weak, so the technical department should work on these observations in our next game.”

“The Super Eagles coach should also be tactical in studying games because I was not too comfortable with the late changes he made.’’ He concluded.

Mobi Oparaku and other Nigerian fans would be hoping the Super Eagles can win their first game of the tournament when they take on debutants Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on Friday.