By Jacob Ajom
A former NFF match commissioner and son of Nigeriaâ€™s first national football team captain, Ewa Henshaw has said that he would not watch Nigeriaâ€™s last group match against Mozambique because he wanted to avoid the agony he had gone through each time the Eagles play.
Reacting to the narrow 1-0 victory the Nigerians recorded over Benin, Saturday, Ewa who is also a veteran cricket coach said he was disappointed with the Eagles as they had shown lack of commitment and professionalism in their approach to matches.
â€œEverybody wants to blame Amodu, but the players have not helped matters either. There are basic things you donâ€™t expect a coach to teach at that level.
â€œDo you expect Amodu to teach them how to create space or how to get into space. Like in cricket, you donâ€™t expect me to teach you how to hold a bat in the national team these are very elementary things a player is expected to know before getting to that level?â€
Ewa said he was uncomfortable over the decline in the national team, pointing out that he did not subscribe to the notion that there were no good players in the local league. â€œSome of the teams in Angola are parading home-based players. You may form the nucleus of your team with the home-based players who play together all the time.