By Tony Ubani
The Lone Star of Liberia will arrive Nigeria today to further heighten the heart beat of coach Stephen Keshi and many Super Eagles fans over Saturday’s crucial African Cup of Nations qualifer.
Coach Keshi has asked Nigerians to pray for the team to qualify while the NFF are running from pillar to post to make assurance doubly sure for the team to qualify.
Skipper Joseph Yobo, sent shock waves to the spines of many when he opted out of the cracker due to a torn cruciate ligament.
Nigerians are on the edge. But Fan Ndubuoke, General Manager of Heartland FC, is worrried stiff that our football has degenerated to the level of being apprehensive over Liberia.
“It is sad that our football has gotten to the level of worrying over Liberia and our chief coach asking for prayers to beat Liberia.
I know that the rot did not start today, but it is somewhat ridiculous that we are losing sleep over Liberia’’, Ndubuoke who has seen his team win two Federation Cups in his short spell said. He charged the Maigari-led
board to return Nigerian football to the Samson Omeruah era where the Eagles were better placed in the FIFA ranking and a force to be reckoned with in the world. ‘’The rot did not start with Maigari, but they should not let us go through this rough road of shivering over Liberia. I know the Eagles will qualify’’, he assured.
The former SWAN President regretted that Nigerian football had fallen to the valley to the extent that lawmakers now travel to watch U-17 women football.
‘’I’m ashamed that an experimental soccer tournament like Women’s U-17 World Cup has been elevated to the level that our lawmakers now travel to be part of it. It is a pity. I wish Eagles well. But we should not sleep with one eye open for Liberia’’, Ndubuoke cautioned.