Nigeria’s Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has lamented the poor showing of the Super Eagles in the African Nations Cup qualifier which has placed them at the bottom of their group.
This is on the heels of the superlative performance of the national female team, the Super Falcons whom he congratulated for beating their Cote’dIvoire counterparts 4 – 2 on Saturday at the on-going African Women championship in Namibia.
Dr. Danagogo described as unacceptable the 0 -1 lack–luster performance of the Eagles against Sudan who overtook them to the third position on the table with three points to the Eagles one.
He has therefore charged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, the Coaching crew as well as the players to ensure that this kind of performance is not repeated in the remaining matches of the qualifiers beginning from the Wednesday clash against Sudan at the Abuja National Stadium.
“The Coaching crew and the NFF must re-strategise to ensure that the team improves on their performance and pick up a ticket for the Nations Cup next year”, the Minister said.
Towards this end he has directed that the gates be thrown open for fans to come out in their large numbers to cheer the Eagles to victory on Wednesday, as he appealed to the fans to continue to show patriotism by staying by the team.
Meanwhile, Dr. Danagogo commended the Super Falcons for starting their African Women
championship on a winning, note, stressing that they should continue to improve with every game until they recapture the trophy, which they lostin Equatorial Guinea two years ago.