With a week to the  crucial 2010 World     Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and     the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Abuja, former chairman of Nigeria Cycling Federation, Reverend (Dr.) Moses Iloh has come out with a shocking declaration that the team is not yet a winning side because of the ‘unfriendly’ aura within the team.


The clergyman-cum-sports critic insisted in a dialogue with brilafm.net that, despite the abundance of talents in the Eagles, there appears something fundamentally wrong with the side.

“They are not a winning team. I’m praying for them, I want my country to win, but that team is not a wining team.
“Not that the team is devoid of talents. I think somebody, either the football federation or the technical crew should find out. There is something wrong in that team.

“There is something wrong that someone must go out of his way to find it out. They are not one. It’s not a team. I suspect that there is some element of unfriendliness,” said Iloh.

He went on to hazard what he feels could be the reasons behind the wobbly form of the Eagles, with a warning that disunity among the players could spell doom.

“It’s not a team. I suspect that there is some element of unfriendliness. There is something wrong. These guys are talented, but they never blend.

“They are not a wining team. They can break your heart watching them play. So, I think, someone should go and find out why it has been difficult for them to blend,” he posited.


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