Former Golden Eaglet coach Henry Nwosu has said that his expectation from the Flying Eagles was not high as he claimed that inadequate preparation led to the teamâ€™s disappointing performance so far at the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
According to him, the teamâ€™s preparation was done with a fire bridge approach withoutÂ taking cognizance of the outcome in the end.
â€œI didnâ€™t expect much from the players because of their poor preparation. They were not properly prepared for this competition,â€ he began.
â€œEven with suchÂ situations they still managed to do their best. You donâ€™t expect a good result from somebody who has an examination to writeÂ tomorrow and he startsÂ reading today, of course, the result will be bad in the end. The same is applicable to what happened to our Flying Eagles,â€ he said. However, he believes the way out of the wood is a thouroughÂ re-organization of the football body.
â€œI think the way out of the wood for our football is total reorganization. Letâ€™s assume we are now out of the competition. I will advise them to start preparing ahead for the next competition. But they will not do that instead they prefer late preparation and expect much from the coach and the players.
â€œThey should appoint coaches and tell them what to do and also getÂ players within and not only outside the country. We have players who are talented, players who are hungry for honour,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, on the demise of the erstwhile Green Eagles goalkeeper Best Ogedegbe who died on Monday after complications from an eye surgery at the University of College hospital Ibadan, Nwosu described his death as a great loss to the country especially for one who has done well for Nigeria during his era. He called on the NFF to assist he family, to give him a befitting burial.