The African stage within the ’80s and therefore the early 90’s where the Eagle shocked the planet with their amazing sort of play.
Kanu was quoted during a television program saying that the 1994-1996 set was the age the planet knew there was a Nation in Africa (Nigeria) who have gotten the standard and immense one for that interest stand among the simplest within the world, while also sustaining the technical intelligence to dominate World football if all things being equal on the Nigerian scene.
With the new lease of form and confidence brewing among Nigerian players abroad, we evaluate some of the real reasons the Glory Days is farfetched from the Super Eagles, from our football archives.
This is beginning from the local mentality of individuals saying if you miss the ball, don’t miss the leg as we do back range in Nigeria.
This is very unprofessional because it has also resulted in poor performances against opposing sides with some Nigerians thinking the white referees are always partial against the Super Eagles team.
It may be faithful to some extent. But a Nation like Nigeria shouldn’t wander during this illusion as they’re bigger than those (football) excuses in defeat while also cultivating a superior mindset that the team is well able to beat any opposition despite the odds (even with some traces of referees manipulation) that could be evident on the pitch.
Until we approach the planet Cup with the mindset of winning it with adequate planning we’ll not fulfill our undeniable (clear) and immense potential.
I call it the mindset of victory and (total) constructive approach of which may see Nigeria stand above every side (National team) within the round leather game.
Allies With Foreign Club Side
When an administration doesn’t know or understand his function to the specified level then, a nation’s success would crumble as in the case of Nigerian football.
The inability of the Nigerian football authorities to make sure that the National teams have a friendly relationship with foreign club sides where Nigerian players ply their trade has stopped the team from making do of a number of their best legs in some tournaments because the case may be.
It has seen Nigeria lose the chances to represent Africa at the 2020 Olympic games despite the nation’s abundant talent.
It also limited the success of the Super Eagles in past AFCON while the U-23 sect of 2016 called the Dream Team VI couldn’t have the likes of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi to name but a few as part of the 2016 Rio Olympic adventure.
Imagine the impact the quartet would have made to the Samson Siasia led U-23 team.
It was a big case once we lost Oghenekaro Etebo in attack thanks to injury while Azubuike Okechukwu was unavailable thanks to a booking going into a crucial semi-final clash with Germany.
Brazil did otherwise, securing Neymar, Thiago Silva and co for the Olympic and they went on to win it as the young Selecao’s side maximized the great rapport they both had with PSG and Spanish side, FC Barcelona.