By Sedara Philip
NIGERIANS have expressed disappointment as the Super Eagles lost to Guinea Bissau at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.The Nigerian national football team lost the match by a lone goal.The match which kicked off by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24 is a qualifier to determine the participating nations ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Speaking with The Sportgister after the match, a football fan, Duru Emeka expressed anger at the defeat of Nigerian national football team at home.“The worst that I expected from the players is at least a draw but it is a great loss for Nigeria to be defeated at home. Super Eagles lacked creativity.
Bringing in a key player like Ahmed Musa in the last minute is a very big mistake and it does not guarantee Nigeria’s win at that point, the management need to work more to ensure that Nigeria qualifies,” he said.
Duru stressed that the Super Eagles’ four consecutive losses would make Nigerians and global fans have less faith in their ability.
In the same vein, Chukwuemeka Dike stated that he was very disappointed with the players.“Nigeria is one of the most respected teams in African football but disappointedly, they performed below expectation.
There was no game plan in the match and the midfield was lacking depth, the technical team need to understand that not every player must be on the field and they must utilize the valuable players available,” Chukwuemeka said.
One of the fans, Udimaco Ekpo, stressed that the Super Eagles lost because the stadium.“Nothing good comes from this stadium. look at the players, they all tried their best but the stadium is diabolical. The fault is not from the coach, not from the player but the stadium.“Most of these players are playing well in their respective club sides.
Unfortunately, you will see that most of the players are struggling to play,” Udimaco said.Udimasco further bemoaned the exorbitant cost of the tickets for the match at a time Nigeria is facing economic challenges.
A veteran journalist Eniola Olatunji lamented the falling standards of Nigerian football