Thursday, August 09, 2012

Asuquo will go places – Busari

By Legheri Onyamom

3SC coach, Akeem Busari, reckons Phillip Asuquo (pictured) deserves his call to the Super Eagles and is convinced the midfielder would not just be in the national camp to make up the numbers.

Busari told that Asuquo has been a key player in 3SC as they climbed their way up from the bottom half of the premier league to relative safety, and he is not surprised he caught the eye of the national selectors.

"We brought him here during the mid-season break from Kwara United, and he has played his part well as we made our way up the table," he said.

"He is a quality midfielder who tackles well, has a good range of passing and his shooting is also okay.

"I'm confident in his abilities and if he keeps a level-head, he will make a good impression on the coaches.

"Ike Shorunmu watched our last game against Heartland after which he was called up, so he'll be okay if he maintains his form in the league over there."

Busari also made a case for 3SC left-back, Mutiu Adegoke, who was not invited.

"I think Mutiu Adegoke should also have made it because he has been quite consistent, and has scored seven goals this season mostly from set pieces," he said.

"I know he has been there before and there are other good players in his position already in camp, but his inclusion would definitely have made the left-back slot more competitive.

"However, I must commend the efforts of Stephen Keshi for introducing younger players as this will make the team more robust, a quality they have been lacking in the last ten years."

Asuquo is one of 26 home grown players, at present, in camp for the upcoming friendly against Niger Republic to be played in Niamey on August 15.

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