By Fidellis Ebu, Abuja
Horror! Soccer fans in the Federal Capital Territory last night loudly screamed that the Eagles Chief Coach, Shaibu Amodu might not survive the group stage of the African Cup of Nations in Angola While expressing disappointment over the Eagles inability to overrun the Pharaohs, Uche Mba said Amodu do not know when to make effective change.
â€œItâ€™s evident that we wonâ€™t go far in this yearâ€™s African Cup of Nations. In Ghana two years ago, we were able to advance to the quarter finals, but this time in Angola the Eagles are already failing us as well as Amodu. If Amodu had pulled out Yakubu Aiyegbeni even in the first half to introduce the like of Obinna Nsofor or Obafemi Martins, our attack would have been very strong.
â€œItâ€™s a shame that we lost our very first group match to Egypt that has not beaten us; especially in the Nations Cup since over 47 years now. This is a clear indication that Amodu has come to further destroy our footballâ€, an angry Uche Mba said.
Greg Cyprian noted that the pulling out of John Obi Mikel to introduce Nwankwo Kanu was a big disappointment.
â€œWeâ€™ve been talking about the inadequacies of Amodu, and it was glaring with the changes he made. From what Iâ€™ve seen Amodu display, I doubt if he could organize his players to overrun Mozambique .
â€œNow that we have collected three good goals from Egypt , that from Mozambique would be another disasterâ€™ And who knows, Benin republic could also take another pound of flesh from the Eagles; a deadly blow that would seal our coffin in this Angola championshipâ€, Greg Cyprian said.
Barrister George Ogbormeh, a legislative aide however expressed that the Egyptianâ€™s defeat would spur Amodu and the players into greater action.
â€œFirst outing in any championship is always dicey, and no one should blame Amodu for the defeat even though teams coaches are always at the receiving end when the players fluff. It was tactical error that caused the defeat and which I strongly believe would be amended in our subsequent outingâ€, Barrister George Ogbormeh said.