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June 11, 2024

World Cup Qualifier: Sports editors rage against Super Eagles, NFF

World Cup Qualifier: Sports editors rage against Super Eagles, NFF

By Tony Ubani

Truly, anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Nigeria are increasingly in danger of missing out on the 2026 World Cup after they fell to a surprise defeat against Benin in qualifying.

And the shock loss to the Cheetahs of Benin Republic in Abidjan yesterday, provoked the anger of men who have followed the progress of the national team.

Sports editors, who chronicle events on football, were traumatised with the performance of the Super Eagles. They poured scorn on the players and the football house, NFF.

ADE OJEIKERE:

“We’ve blown it up! When last did a Nigerian coach go for a coaching course?

“Playing for Nigeria does not guarantee automatic employment to ex-internationals.

“My heart bleeds because we have lost a generation of golden players like Ademola Lookman not going to the World Cup.

“Green Eagles’ 1980 and 1994 Super Eagles’ squad members should leave our football alone. They belong to the past.”

ADEKUNLE SALAMI:

“It’s a very bad result. Never seen such a horrible game before.

“What a shame! We’ve played four games without a win.

“The blame of this scandal goes to NFF. Everything they do is always done on sentiments.”

DURO IKHAZUAGBE:

“It is very unfortunate to even think that Lesotho have more points than the Eagles.

“A team that is ranked 149 by FIFA, while Nigeria is ranked 30th in the world. What a shame!

“The NFF should cover their faces in shame.

“They never bordered about the attitude of the players when they come to camp coupled with the fact that we don’t have a good technical bench.

“Finidi George has shown total lack of understanding for the team he played for. What a shame!”

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