By Tony Ubani
AS Nigerians come to terms with the reality of the shameful outing of the Green Eagles, against Tunisia in their World Cup qualifier, which has put all hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in jeopardy, one of the actors, Seyi Olofinjana, said that the players deserved to be stoned by angry Nigerians.
Nigerian fans reacted angrily by throwing stones at the end of the match and engaged security operatives who stopped them from venting their spleen on the players after the match.
â€œOur performance was awful and the fans had the right to stone us. If I were in their shoes, perhaps, I would have done worseâ€, Olofinjana who roamed the midfield without purpose on the day said.
The draw has forced Nigerians to become emergency mathematicians, with some still optimistic that the Eagles would qualify for the World Cup. The Tunisians are still on top of the table ahead of Nigeria with two points but the die-hard fans of the Eagles are hoping and praying that the North Africans would fumble against Mozambique so that the Eagles would soar to Mandelaâ€™s country.
From every angle, however, the permutations look laughable because the Tunisians look better organised than the Nigeria Football Federation and their players are more committed and fitter than our dollar-spoilt Eagles.