The Super Eagles of Nigeria were knock out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia when they faced their South American counterpart, Argentina at the group stage of the tournament.
The Eagles lost 2-1 to Argentina and failed to quality to the next stage after winning just a game against Iceland and lost their opener to Croatia, who are currently through to semi-finals.
However, mixed reactions have continued to trail the Eagles thereafter and the latest is from Nigerian comedian, Bash.
According to Bash, the only reason the Super Eagles fail to perform is simply because they are only motivated by money.
While speaking to Hip TV, he said;
“The problem is, with all due respect to a lot of my friends in Super Eagles, Nigerian international Footballers are a lot of times after money. I could recall 1994, we have a lot of these guys playing in top clubs, Kanu Nwankwo of this world was playing for Ajax, Sunday Oliseh later played for Juventus and Dortmund, Jay Jay Okocha was playing in Frankfurt but nowadays the biggest or the most regular Super Eagles player that we have is Wilfred Ndidi playing in Leicester, I repeat, Leicester and he’s the only starting one. After that is Victor Moses, he starts from defense, you can see he always faall like leaf at the tournament.”
Bash further said;
“A lot of them were playing in China. I can recall, Brazil dropped Oscar be cause he’s playing in China. So I don’t think we’ve players that can compete yet. They need to step up their game. Checkout our back four, before World Cup, nobody can name them. The Balogun of this world, the Bryan Idowu, the Etebo. We just saw Etebo all of a sudden and the problem we have is transition, the way they move this guys back to back is not encouraging.”
The comedian noted that;
“The same 1994 team that played, some of them played in 1992, the same Super Eagles played in 1994, part of them played in Atlanta 96, some of then played in France 98 and 2002. After 2002, everybody started putting on the Nigerian jersey.”
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