MFM FC head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has tipped his attackers, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatubosun to make decisive contributions for Nigeria after they were called up to the squad to face either Benin or Togo in 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying.
The duo received call-ups from Nigeria’s chief coach, Salisu Yusuf, on Monday and will team up with 28 others from different Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs to begin preparations for the 2019 CHAN qualifiers.
Ilechukwu says the two players are special and will help the CHAN Eagles achieve their set objectives. “I refer to Olatubosun and Odey as the Cristiano Roanldo and Lionel Messi of Nigerian football,” Ilechukwu said.
“I believe in them because they have strong character, good mentality and make quality decisions in matches. “I have told them to go and do Nigeria proud because it is important since they are not just representing MFM FC anymore,” he said.