Super Eagles coach: Peterside urges Yusuf to be in charge
Ex-Enyimba keeper, Idah Peterside, on Friday urged the new Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, to stamp his authority in order to gain the respect of his players.
Peterside, also former keeper of Israeli club, Macabi Hazelia, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, South Africa, that Yusuf would be dealing with international players exposed to top class coaches.
“ He has to gain respect; coaching the national team is not all about just being a coach. Our international players have been exposed to top class coaches.
“ You need to prove that you know what you are doing. They are playing for the best teams in the world and you need to prove to them that you know what you are doing and you need to be in charge,” he said.
According to Peterside, Nigerian players are now playing for some of the best teams in the world and Yusuf need to be in charge to prove his worth.
He said Yusuf had done well as an assistant over the years and required support to succeed.
Peterside urged all stake holders to ensure that the Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 World Cup.