A sport analyst, Tayo Balogun, on Tuesday advised the Golden Eaglets to play cautiously in their match against Niger Republic in the ongoing U-17African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Tinubu, 54, slumped on Thursday while taking part in a novelty football match during a retreat organised by the Lagos State Government in Epe, and was later pronounced dead.
Balogun told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on telephone from his base in the U.S. that the synergy was necessary for a strong outing in Russia.
But he added that the team should stay focused ahead of the June 14, 2018 kick-off of the FIFA flagship tournament.
He said: "The moment it was rumoured that the Nigeria Football Federation was throwing their weight behind Odegbami, certain individuals were not happy about the development