Former international defender, Bright Omokaro, has counselled the current Super Eagles players on the need to be patriotic on national duty, saying that making special sacrifices could help them to succeed in difficult times.
Omokaro said the current Super Eagles should emulate the level of passion and commitment shown by their predecessors on the field of play, adding that talent alone does not guarantee success.
Reminiscing on his days in the Super Eagles, Omokaro pointed to the sacrifice he made for the country to excel at the Morocco ‘88 Africa Nations Cup, which earned him the nickname 10-10.
He said the incident was one of the greatest sacrifices he made in his football career to ensure Super Eagles won the AFCON semifinal encounter against Algeria in 1988.
Omokaro, who said that in a game of football, a player must sacrifice his personal interest for the greater good, also advised the players to always be positive in all they do. (Guardian)