By Fidelis Ebu
Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu, Tuesday wore a long face after Nigeria received a shocking defeat from Egypt, the first since 1963.
Interestingly, Aminu who bemoaned the lossÂ for a long time said he has never believed in the Super Eagles coach Shaibu Amodu but that he believes in Nigerian football.
â€œLosing the way we did against Egypt, to me is a catastropheâ€, Aminu said, adding, â€œI wonâ€™t blame Amodu since I donâ€™t believe in him. I am onlyÂ grieving because I believe so much in Nigerian football.
â€œI wonâ€™t ask that the coach be removed now. I believe he should be allowed to finish this very assignment. But after this event, we must look inward. The World Cup is ahead of us and we should be asking if this is the team for the World or if this is a coach for the World Cup.
The coach aside, I saw a lot of complacency in that game. I am beginning to question the level of involvement of our players when it comes to serving their nation. They didnâ€™t give much. It was like they were not bothered. But all this boils down to the technical crew. I mean if you are not going to give your best, why did you get picked in the first place. I fear for Nigeria. Not only in this tournament but in the World Cupâ€.